Marlborough Fine Art was founded in 1946 by Frank Lloyd and Harry Fischer. They had been fortunate to come to Britain from Austria at the outbreak of war. In Vienna, Lloyd's family had been antique and picture dealers for three generations and Fischer had dealt in antiquarian books.
But it was in Britain that they first met, in 1940, as soldiers in the Pioneer Corps of the British Army. After opening the gallery, they were joined in 1948 by David Somerset, Duke of Beaufort.
During the 71 years of its existence, Marlborough has been responsible for putting together many fine private collections, and believes the reputation of the gallery's artists are further supported and enhanced by museum exhibitions around the world.