Collection of works by Various

50 works from a large gift of 167 works presented to nine museums by Arthur and Helen Grogan through The Art Fund in 2009.


Watercolour; paintings; drawings; sculpture & ceramics
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Arthur and Helen Grogan through The Art Fund

North Downs by Helen Allingham is illustrated here. The Grogans are two architects with a passion for British 19th- and 20th century works – paintings, drawings, ceramics and decorative. They became tenants of the National Trust property Standen in West Sussex designed by William Morris’s friend Philip Webb and lovingly recreated it as an Arts and Crafts family home. The house was the perfect setting for the Pre-Raphaelite and New English Art Club pictures they already had, and they continued to buy, always with an eye to what would suit the rooms. When the Grogans relinquished their tenancy, they donated several works to Standen and others formed part of this large gift.


Arthur and Helen Grogan.

Venue details

Williamson Art Gallery & Museum Slatey Road, BIRKENHEAD Merseyside CH43 4UE 0151 666 3537

Entry details

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