The records of Arthur Tooth & Sons
consist of an incomplete set of stock books, sales books, consignment books, and account
ledgers. They primarily focus on the transactions the firm made in London from 1871 to 1959,
but also include a ledger recording sales made in New York from 1906 to 1912.
Arthur Tooth & Sons, a firm of art dealers, was established in London in 1842. In 1866,
it opened a gallery at 6 Haymarket with an exhibition dedicated to watercolor drawings.
Drawings, and particularly British drawings, remained an important focus of the firm's stock
throughout the years, along with British painting. The firm also dealt in prints, was active
as a print publisher and, to a lesser extent, sold ceramics, furniture, sculpture, and