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Alfred Megson, Art Dealer, Swan Arcade, Bradford?
« on: Friday 13 January 12 20:32 GMT (UK) »
Does anyone know when Alfred MEGSON, Art dealer, Swan Arcade , Bradford was in business at this address  please?

He also had a studio in Harrogate but this is not what interests me.

Thank you.

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Re: Alfred Megson, Art Dealer, Swan Arcade, Bradford?
« Reply #1 on: Friday 13 January 12 21:08 GMT (UK) »
He is on the "FESE ART DEALERS" list as in "1876 - 1879, Megson, Swan Arcade, Bnd&xd, and Montpeffier".

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Re: Alfred Megson, Art Dealer, Swan Arcade, Bradford?
« Reply #2 on: Friday 13 January 12 21:13 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Malky.

  Two questions further if I may:

Does 1876-1879 mean that he was functioning only during that period, or could he have been there earlier and/or later also?

What is FESE art dealers list please?

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Re: Alfred Megson, Art Dealer, Swan Arcade, Bradford?
« Reply #3 on: Friday 13 January 12 21:49 GMT (UK) »
His name and address is listed between that dates, but he may have been there slightly longer. It does not say clearly. The text is from :-

http://www.archive.org/stream/yearsart00londuoft/yearsart00londuoft_djvu.txt

The entry is just before half way down the page (long page)

There is an advert' for him near the botton of the page :-

ALFRED MEGSON,

SWAN ARCADE,

BRADFORD,

AND

13, MONTPELIER PARADE, HARROGATE,

Dealer,
PRINTSELLER & ARTISTS'COLOURMAN



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Re: Alfred Megson, Art Dealer, Swan Arcade, Bradford?
« Reply #4 on: Friday 13 January 12 21:56 GMT (UK) »
Post Office Bradford Directory, 1879-80, Alfred Megson, 85, Manningham Lane, Bradford.
Kelly's Directory of West Riding of Yorkshire, 1881. [Part 3: Court & Trade Directories] Alfred Megson, 85, Manningham Lane, Bradford.
Post Office Bradford Directory, 1883, Alfred Megson, 85 Manningham Lane, & 21 St. Jude's Place, Bradford.
 White's Directory of Bradford, Halifax ..., 1887, 217 Swan Arcade & 55 Manningham Lane, Bradford
Post Office Bradford Directory, 1898, Alfred Megson, fine art dealer, Fourth Floor, 169 Swan Arcade, and Central Avenue, 29 Market Street.
Post Office Bradford Directory, 1912, Alfred Megson 217,  224, 165 Swan Arcade

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Re: Alfred Megson, Art Dealer, Swan Arcade, Bradford?
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 14 January 12 15:07 GMT (UK) »
little snippet, from newspaper nov. 1862 the bradford school of design prizes offerd by the school a weeks trip to the international exhibition awarded to alfred megson for water colour drawing of pearl & oyster shell

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Re: Alfred Megson, Art Dealer, Swan Arcade, Bradford?
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 14 January 12 18:48 GMT (UK) »
Thankyou Malky, Stan and Harry for you help and information.


Given Harry's info that Megson was at design school in 1862, it is reasonable to assume that the 1876 date found by Malky is about when his studio opened.  That sets a base line.

Stan's 1912 Bradford PO Directory sets the other parameter.  So the picture that has his advert on its back was probably purchased from him between 1876 and  1912.

Not quite what I expected so back to the drawing boards on this one.

Thank you very much for your kind help.

charlotte

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Re: Alfred Megson, Art Dealer, Swan Arcade, Bradford?
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 14 January 12 20:18 GMT (UK) »
You asked what "FESE" meant. I could not find an answer, so I e-mailed the National Gallery out of  curosity.

I will post their reply.

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Re: Alfred Megson, Art Dealer, Swan Arcade, Bradford?
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 14 January 12 20:20 GMT (UK) »
Thank you   ;D ;D