DAVIS & LANGDALE COMPANY was established in 1952 by Roy Davis (1922 - 2014), who remained a principal until 2014, more than 50 years later. It functioned as Davis Galleries from 1952 until 1973; as Davis & Long Company from 1973 until 1980; and as Davis & Langdale Company with Cecily Langdale from 1980.
Housed in a 1870s brownstone until March 2019, DAVIS & LANGDALE COMPANY has just moved to a space near the Frick Collection and is open by appointment. The gallery deals in American art of the 19th and 20th centuries; British art of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries; vintage photography; and contemporary art. Areas of particular specialization include Bloomsbury and modern British art; and the artists Gwen John, Maurice Prendergast, Charles Prendergast, Wilson Bentley, Albert York, and Charles Jones.
NOTABLE EXHIBITIONS INCLUDE:
William Merritt Chase, 1959
Stanford White Works on Paper, 1963
Edward Lear, 1966
Thomas Rowlandson, 1967
Masterpieces from the Brooklyn Museum, 1976; loan exhibition
Vorticism and Abstract Art in the First Machine Age, 1977;
first exhibition in America
Leon Bakst, 1977
Maurice Prendergast: Art of Impulse and Color, 1977;
loan exhibition organized by University of Maryland
Lucian Freud Recent Paintings, 1978; first exhibition in America
Dennis Miller Bunker, 1978, loan Exhibition
organized by the New Britain Museum of American Art
Serge Lifar Collection of Ballet Art from the Wadsworth Atheneum 1978
Maurice Prendergast Monotypes: A Loan Exhibition, 1979
Thomas Gainsborough Drawings: A Loan Exhibition, 1987
Spencer Frederick Gore, 1990; first exhibition in America
Objects from the British Arts & Crafts Movement, 1993
Richard Dadd Loan Exhibition, 1994; first exhibition in America
Michael M. Thomas interviews Cecily Langdale for Quest Magazine; to see the print version, click here. "As long as Davis & Langdale is around, I don’t need another gallery to turn to" says Michael M. Thomas in his article on collecting in Quest Magazine's November 2016 edition; click here to read more.
DAVIS & LANGDALE COMPANY, INC.
NEW YORK, NY 10021