In June of 1916 there was an Exhibition by the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, hosted at the Grafton Galleries, London.
John Singer SARGENT exhibited 46 of his portraits spanning 26 years (1890-1916) and was the main feature of the show. Other members of the Society also exhibiting included (at least in part): William Bruce Ellis Ranken, William Orpen, John Lavery, James Jebusa Shannon, and Fiddes Watts. Sargent was in the United States at the time and did not attend. Sargent's part of the show was brought together as a benefit by Miss Elizabeth Asquith, chairwoman of the Arts Fund. She was the daughter of the Prime Minister Herbert Henry and second wife Margot Asquith. Her brother was Anthony (nicknamed 'Puffin'), whose portrait was exhibited.(No other information available at this time.)

The New Grafton Gallery at 49 Church Road, Barnes was founded by David Wolfers (1917-2001) and promotes contemporary British art.


Grafton Galleries