Vose galleries


America's oldest family owned gallery, it is in Boston but was founded in 1841 by Joseph Vose in Providence, Rhode Island. By 1860, his son, Seth, was selling paintings by Hudson River School painters including Bierstadt, Heade, and Inness, and was the first to bring Tonalist paintings from France to America. In 1962, Robert Vose, Jr. moved the gallery to a brownstone on Newbury Street in Boston, and shifted the focus to deceased American artists of the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries. Source: Editor, 'America's Oldest Family-Owned Gallery', "Fine Art Connoisseur", December 2006.