Following the £3.8 million development project Transforming Orleans House, there is now a new Study Gallery at Orleans House Gallery in Twickenham showcasing nearly 100 works from the Richmond Borough Art Collection. This includes the Sir Richard Burton collection of paintings, photographs and objects donated to the nation by his widow Isabel, as well as some later acquisitions donated by author Mary Lovell.
These are displayed in specially designed pull-out drawers and cupboards and are on permanent public display. Orleans House Gallery is open Tuesday – Sunday 10am – 5pm and admission is free. The collection is now online and can be viewed here: https://www. orleanshousegallery.org/ collection/
There are also a number of Burton Collection items on display, including Sir Richard Burton’s boots, meteorite, bone necklace and a drawing by Letchford on his deathbed in the exhibition Collection Curiosities which runs until 25 November.