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The Roebuck Collection is 145 paintings, watercolours, prints, drawings and sculpture, all collected by Clement Roebuck. It is an eclectic collection including landscapes, still lifes and portraits ranging from the 1700s to the 1970s in a variety of styles. There are individual pieces by Pierre Bonnard, Christopher Wood, Jacob Pierneef, Stanley Spencer and Tilly Kettle, as well as works by local artists. Roebuck was born in Huddersfield, where his father owned a furniture business. Clement and his brother Gilbert inherited the business when their father retired. Clement took no active part in the firm but had a generous allowance affording him a lavish lifestyle. He enjoyed music and met many people through this interest such as Edward Sego, Kathleen Ferrier and Helen Gillow Reynolds. He went on holidays all over the world adding to his collection. Renting and eventually purchasing a house in the Yorkshire Dales, he wished his collection to have a home here. He left the collection as a bequest to Craven Museum & Gallery which is now its permanent home.