The collection came to the Peterborough Museum and Gallery through the generous bequest of Richard Warwick in his will in 1990. The collection is a personal selection of artworks bought together by Thomas Ealand (1916 – 1979) and Richard Warwick (1916-1989) who brought the works not for monetary value, but because they liked them. They lived in Oundle, Peterborough, in their cottage home Cherry Orchard yard where the works of this collection adorned their house and garden. The artists’ whose works they collected became their close personal friends and spent holidays with them at their homes in Cherry Orchard Yard, Oundle and Massalubrense, Italy.
In conjunction with this exhibition there are two talks taking place in the gallery:
Bohemia on sea: St Ives in the story of modern art Illustrated talk by Michael Bird- Art Historian and Author of The St Ives Artists: A Biography of Place and Time (2008) Peterborough City Gallery Tuesday, 24 November, 6.30 pm £5 per person
Rethinking the Modern: Post-War Art in Britain Chris Stephens- Head of Displays and Lead Curator at Tate Britain Peterborough City Gallery Thursday, 21st January, 6.30pm £5 per person