Algernon Graves(1845-1922), Art historian; son of Henry Graves
Sitter in 4 portraits
An art sales and art exhibition documenter who created reference sources that began the modern discipline of provenance research. Graves began working for his father's company Henry Graves & Co., researching for catalogues that the company published. During a period of recovery following an injury, he had the idea of creating a catalogue of art that was exhibited in London, from his extensive lists of artists and their works that he had compiled while working on other projects. In 1884 he published A Dictionary of Artists who have Exhibited Works in the Principal London Exhibitions from 1760 to 1880. When his father died in 1892, Graves took over the business until his retirement in 1907.
- Henry Graves (father)