Orleans House Gallery collections

The Richmond upon Thames Borough Art Collection, which was founded in 1962 with the Ionides Bequest, has grown and developed to comprise over 2,400 oil paintings, prints, drawings, photographs and objects spanning the early 18th century to the present day.

The majority of works are of local topographical views - the famous view from Richmond Hill and views along the River from Hampton Court Palace to Kew. The recent Paton bequest in 1993 and Gill collection have broadened the geographical scope of the collection and cover areas as far as Chiswick and Hammersmith.

Works are regularly included in themed Orleans House Gallery temporary exhibitions, in the changing In Focus displays and loaned externally to museums and galleries. Works are on permanent public view in a number of local sites, including Marble Hill House, York House, Richmond Reference Library and the Museum of Richmond.

A rich cultural, artistic and heritage resource - the collection is central to the delivery of our education provision.

To discover more about how to access the Borough Art Collection or find out about our exhibitions and acquisitions policy, please see the following documents:

Updated: 3 August 2009