Botanical watercolours in flower at Barnstaple museum

Posted on: 22 September 2016

Discover the Botanical Diary of a Country Lady at the Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon next month.

A new exhibition opens on Saturday 1 October, showcasing a collection of previously unseen watercolours by Clara Peters of Arlington Court.

Clara (Chrissie) Peters joined Miss Rosalie Chichester of Arlington Court as a paid companion from 1912 to her death in 1939. Her botanical paintings are part of the North Devon Athenaeum collection on long-term loan to the museum and this could be the first time many of them have been on public display.

Executive Member responsible for leisure and culture, Councillor Brian Moores, said: “Clara Peters’ delicate watercolours feature some of the plants and flowers in bloom at Arlington Court and around the local area in the early part of the last century. There are over 166 watercolours in the North Devon Athanaeum, with a selection of the best chosen for display in this latest exhibition at the museum – a treat for both art and nature lovers.”

The musuem is open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm, admission is free. The exhibition runs from 1 October to 5 November. Keep up to date with news and events at the museum on Facebook or Twitter.

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