'The Petherick family album' exhibition
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - Saturday 15 April 2017

Featuring 26 drawings and paintings from the Croydon Art Collection, produced by one of Croydon's most creative and well connected families.


Detail from the logo of 'The Petherick family album' exhibition, at the Museum of Croydon, Croydon Clocktower, Tuesday 8 November 2016 - Saturday 15 April 2017.

The Petherick's were prominent members of Croydon's cultural scene during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with connections to the Croydon String Players and the Coleridge Taylor family.

Horace William Petherick was an artist, published author and violin repairer. He and his wife Clementina Augusta had seven children, the first two, Horace Claude and Adeline Maud, died in early childhood. The remaining five, all daughters, went on to become artists and musicians.

Within the Croydon Art collection there are 67 works by Horace, Rosa and Leila some of which can be seen on display. Additionally, our collections include a family album which contains illustrations and early sketches by Rosa, Leila, Ada, Eveline and Dora. These illustrations also give a sense of the progression of the sisters from childhood to adulthood, particularly focusing on Rosa who later became a children's illustrator.

The exhibition is the first at the Museum of Croydon to display Horace, Rosa and Leila's works together along with illustrations from the family album.


'The Petherick family album'
Exhibition Gallery, Croydon Clocktower
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - Saturday 15 April 2017
Tuesday - Saturday, 10.30am - 5pm (except public holidays)
Free entry


Detail from the logo of 'The Petherick family album' exhibition, at the Museum of Croydon, Croydon Clocktower, Tuesday 8 November 2016 - Saturday 15 April 2017.

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