Haworth Art Gallery

Haworth Art Gallery
The Haworth Art Gallery in Accrington

The Haworth Art Gallery is a public art gallery[1] located in Accrington, Lancashire, northwest England, in the United Kingdom, and is the home of the largest collection in Europe of Tiffany glass from the studio of Louis Comfort Tiffany.[1] The museum, an Tudor-style house which was originally built in 1909 to be the home of William Haworth, a manufacturer of textiles, was bequeathed in 1920 to the people of Accrington,[2] and stands in nine acres of parkland on the south side of Accrington Town Centre.

The Haworth's Tiffany collection is the largest outside the United States, with almost every type of Tiffany glass, including 140 pieces, including Favrile glass tiles, jewels, samples and mosaics.[1] It was the gift of Joseph Briggs, a design apprentice who left Accrington at 17 to emigrate to the United States,[1] where he worked for Tiffany for 40 years from about 1892. In 1933, he sent his Tiffany collection home.[1]

The collection is on permanent public display in four themed-rooms: 'Tiffany and Interior Design', 'Tiffany and the Past', 'Tiffany and Nature', and 'The Tiffany Phenomenon'. Notable in the Gallery's Tiffany collection are over 70 vases, including a group of 'Millefiore Paperweight' and 'Intaglio' or cut-glass examples, 'flowerform' vases, vases shaped like vegetables, 'Cypriote' and 'Tel-El-Armana' vases inspired by Roman and Egyptian examples. There are also samples relating to decorative schemes Briggs was involved with, and his 'Sulpher-Crested Cockatoos' mosaic.

The museum also has a collection of mainly 19th century oil paintings and watercolours including works by Frederic, Lord Leighton, Claude Joseph Vernet, John Frederick Herring and others.


  1. ^ a b c d e "Haworth Art Gallery" on the website of the Hyndburn Borough Council
  2. ^ "Haworth art Gallery" on ArtFund.org

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