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Victorian Treasures: to Japan and back

11 January 2017 by Alex Patterson

Victorian Treasures is a new exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery featuring some of the world’s most famous 19th– and early 20th– century Pre-Raphaelite and Romantic paintings. It’s been a long time in the making and has traveled thousands of miles already – from Liverpool to Japan and back…. Read more…

Focus on: ‘Sunday morning’ by Alma-Tadema

21 October 2016 by Simon Birtall

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Sunday Morning, Alma-Tadema

With the recent rediscovery of a ‘lost’ work by Dutch artist Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema on the BBC’s Antiques Roadshow it brought to mind another overlooked treasure by Alma-Tadema. Read more…

Sheep and Lambs celebrate their 150th birthday at Sudley!

21 September 2016 by Simon Birtall

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‘Sheep and Lambs’ by Rosa Bonheur, currently on display at Sudley House

One of the joys of working at, and visiting, Sudley House is the chance to see, nestling amongst paintings by the likes of Turner, Gainsborough and Reynolds, paintings by a number of 19th century artists less familiar to the average visitor, but whose work and personal stories I often find both surprising and inspiring.

George Holt, the 19th century ship owner and philanthropist whose collection of artwork Sudley is home to, saw it as his duty to support contemporary British artists. Read more…

A tale of two dinners at Walker Art Gallery

6 June 2013 by Laura

(From L to R) 'Isabella' by Millais and 'The Dinner Party' by Walsh.

(From L to R) ‘Isabella’ by Millais and ‘The Dinner Party’ by Walsh.

Did you know that ‘The Dinner Party’ (1980) by Sam Walsh was inspired by the Pre-Raphaelite painting, ‘Isabella’, (1848-49) by John Everett Millais?  Read more…



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