An album dating from around a hundred years ago, containing 50 watercolour pictures by local artists Alice and Matilda Lucas, has been purchased by North Hertfordshire Museum Service.
This has been made possible by the Hertfordshire Heritage Fund, who generously funded much of the purchase cost.
The album of beautifully executed paintings, from the Lucas’ travels, from Lake Superior to Newquay; from Barnsley to Gaping Hill. Alice and Matilda were members of the well known Lucas family of Hitchin, many of whom were accomplished artists, the best known being Samuel Lucas Sr and Alice Lucas. David Hodges, Curator at Hitchin Museum said, “we are very excited that this wonderful Collection can stay in Hitchin, and look forward to being able to show it at the new North Herts. Museum. We are very grateful to the Hertfordshire Heritage Fund for making this possible”.