The British paintings are dominated by a group of artists at the centre of the modern movement: Stanley Spencer, Augustus John, Jacob Epstein, Mathew Smith and Victor Passmore.  Other artist represented by a single work also form a remarkable group reflecting Ursula Hayward’s fine eye and particular taste and they include: Walter Sickert, Frank Brangwyn, William Orpen, Paul Nash, Gwen Johns, Roderic O’Conor and Alfred Munnings.  There are other treasures from other centuries to be discovered that Haywards acquired or inherited from the respective families such as the enigmatic seventeenth century portrait (School of Van Dyk) of Henrietta Maria, sister of the King of France and wife of Charles I who was the only England monarch to be beheaded.