Burgh House & Hampstead Museum is delighted to announce that it has been able to acquire work by Hampstead artist Lancelot Ribeiro (1933-2010), the subject of a major retrospective exhibition at the House (26th October 2016-19th March 2017 which launched the HLF-Funded Retracing Ribeiro project).
Art Fund has supported the acquisition of the painting Untitled (Townscape) 1964, a work of exceptional quality. Ever sensitive to his surroundings, Ribeiro’s work often shows hints of recognisable London landmarks.
In addition to Untitled (Townscape), Burgh House has added two more Ribeiro paintings to the collection, a watercolour, from a group of works inspired by his frequent walks on Hampstead Heath - Untitled, (Treescape), 1986 - and an abstract watercolour and ink painting of an urban landscape - Untitled (Compositional Landscape), 1986 which was kindly gifted to the museum by the artist's daughter Marsha Ribeiro.
Marsha Ribeiro will be giving a short talk on the significance of her father's work in free talk to be held in the Christopher Wade room on the first floor where the three paintings are currently on display.