The GROSVENOR GALLERY was an art gallery in
* 1 History * 2 Generating station * 3 See also * 4 Notes * 5 Sources and further reading
The gallery was founded in
The Grosvenor displayed work by artists from outside the British
In 1888, after a disagreement with Lindsay, Comyns Carr and Hallé resigned from the gallery to found the rival New Gallery , capturing Burne-Jones and many of the Grosvenor Gallery's other artists. The break-up of his marriage, financial constraints and personal conflicts forced Lindsay out of the gallery, which was taken over by his estranged wife.
Upon returning from the Paris Exhibition of 1882, the Earl of
Crawford recommended that Lindsay install electric lighting in the
gallery. In 1883, two Marshall engines, each belted to a Siemens
alternator , were installed in a yard behind the gallery. The
installation was a success, and neighbours began requesting a supply.
Lindsay, Crawford and Lord Wantage then set up the Sir Coutts Lindsay
Co. Ltd., and in 1885 constructed the Grosvenor Power Station. This
was constructed under the gallery and had a capacity of 1,000
kilowatts . The station supplied an area reaching as far north as
Regent\'s Park , the
* ^ A B C D E Sheppard (General Editor), F. H. W. (1980). \'Bourdon Street and Grosvenor Hill Area\', Survey of London: volume 40: The Grosvenor Estate in Mayfair, Part 2 (The Buildings). Institute of Historical Research. pp. 57–63. Retrieved 23 July 2014. * ^ A B Teukolsky, Rachel (2009). The Literate Eye: Victorian Art Writing and Modernist Aesthetics (illustrated ed.). Oxford University Press. p. 113. Retrieved 29 July 2014.
SOURCES AND FURTHER READING
* Denney, Colleen (2000). At the Temple of Art: the Grosvenor
Gallery, 1877–1890. Issue 1165. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson
University Press . ISBN 0-8386-3850-3 .
* Hannah, Leslie (1979). Electricity Before Nationalisation, A Study
in the Development of the Electricity Supply Industry in Britain to
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Companies and organisations
* Heathrow T2
* Acton Lane * Barking A, B + C * Battersea * Blackwall Point * Brimsdown * Brunswick Wharf * Croydon A + B * Deptford * Fulham * Greenwich * Grosvenor Gallery * Hackney * Kingston * Lots Road * Neasden * Stepney * West Ham * Woolwich
* Barking * Citigen * Croydon * Enfield * Greenwich * Taylors Lane
* Bulls Bridge
* Barking Reach (extension)
Incinerators / Waste
* Greenwich (co-fired)
* Bankside * Belvedere * Brunswick Wharf (co-fired) * Lots Road