The Haworth Art Gallery houses a beautiful collection of 18th and 19th century paintings including, My Ladye’s Palfrey by J. F. Herring, animal paintings by Thomas Sydney Cooper, The Laundress by Edouard Frère and Faith by Frederic Leighton.
On permanent exhibition is Claude-Joseph Vernet’s Storm off the French Coast, a painting which displays great naturalism and even romanticism in the violent storm, turbulent sea and threatening sky.
The gallery’s watercolours include a range of landscape, architecture and still life by Copley Fielding, David Cox, Samuel Prout and W. H. Hunt. They are unfortunately not on permanent display for conservation reasons.
Myles Birket Foster’s The Old Chair Mender and Pedlar hanging baskets near Whitley is notable for its ambitious and elaborate compostion portraying idylic English village life.
The gallery hosts temporary exhibitions and there is an annual open exhibition which attracts artists from across the country.