Warwickshire's Compton Verney art gallery is to stage an exhibition highlighting British collectors' interest in the works of Van Gogh.
Van Gogh and Britain: Pioneer Collectors will begin on March 31 and run until mid-June. It will focus on Britons' early enthusiasm for the artist. The exhibition offers a representative selection of works from the artist's whole career.
The pieces include Head of a Peasant Woman (1885); Still Life, Basket of Apples (1887); Portrait of Alexander Reid (1887); Orchard in Blossom, Plum Trees (1888); Oleanders (1888); A Wheatfield with Cypresses (1889); Olive Trees (1889); Peach Blossom in the Crau (1889), and Rain-Auvers (1890).
A spokesman for the gallery said: "It is generally assumed that the British were amongst the last to appreciate Van Gogh, but this exhibition reveals the identity of a number of pioneer collectors of the artist's work.
"By 1939 around 90 Van Goghs had been acquired by British collectors, many of whom had close links with mainland Europe, where they had access to the artist's work."