The Lytham St Annes Art Collection is believed to be one of the finest Town Hall collections in the country. It includes works of international significance including over twenty five paintings by Richard Ansdell RA and its most iconic painting, The Vision of Catherine of Aragon (pictured), 1781 by the Neo-classical Swiss artist, Henry Fuseli (1741-1825). This painting travels the world, having recently returned from a prestigious exhibition in Paris.

Many items in the Collection need to be conserved and there is a huge cost for cleaning and repair work. The Friends work tirelessly to raise funds for this important work.

The Friends of the Lytham St Annes Collection, a registered charity, support the Council’s Conservation of the Collection.  They exist in order to raise awareness of the Collection and to raise funds for its conservation.

There are exciting plans underway to open an exhibition space at the Grade One listed Lytham Hall to display a programme of exhibitions of the Collection.

The Friends can be contacted at

You can find more information about the paintings by looking at the on-line catalogue: