Flowery best: Charlotte Anna Lefroy’s Magnolia and Orchid are on display at the ACE Gallery. *Photos supplied
Flowery best: Charlotte Anna Lefroy’s Magnolia and Orchid are on display at the ACE Gallery. *Photos supplied

Residents will get a rare chance to look at some of Charlotte Anna Lefroy’s work.

The ACE Gallery is displaying Celebrating Bermuda’s Colours: Bermuda Botanicals 1871 – 1877.

It is the first time they have been showcased since they were created in the 1870s.

 In celebration of the 2013 Heritage Month theme, The Colours, Sights and Sounds of Bermuda, the ACE Gallery and the Bermuda National Trust have partnered to allow the general public to enjoy these works of art.

Celebrating Bermuda’s Colours features a selection of botanical paintings and drawings taken from an album by Charlotte Anna Lefroy which was completed while she was in Bermuda with her husband, Major-General John Henry Lefroy, who was Governor from 1871 – 1877. 

Jennifer Gray, executive director of the Bermuda National Trust,said in a press release: “The Trust is ever so grateful to ACE and the exhibit team for this extraordinary show of Bermuda’s treasured art. After 130 years of sensitive preservation we are thrilled to bring this collection of vibrant watercolours out of the archives and into the gallery for all to see and enjoy. If you love Bermuda, art and or botanicals you won’t want to miss this exhibition.”

Samantha Froud, CAO for ACE, added this “presented us with the perfect opportunity to share some of the Trust’s colourful treasures with the community. We invite the public to visit the ACE Gallery and enjoy these historical works of art for the first time since they were painted in the 1870s.”