Liverpool Walker Art Gallery, English Neoclassical Building, Architects, Photos, Location, Date, Picture

Walker Art Gallery Liverpool Architecture

Neoclassical building on William Brown Street, Merseyside, north west England, UK

20 Oct 2007

Walker Art Gallery

Location: central Liverpool, northwest edge of city centre

Date built: 1882

Architects: HH Vale, Architect & Cornelius Sherlock

Walker Art Gallery Liverpool Walker Art Gallery Walker Art Gallery Building

Walker Art Gallery Building

Address: William Brown Street, central Liverpool, L3 8EL

William Brown Street Gallery Building Gallery Building on William Brown Street
photos © Adrian Welch, Oct 2007

Contact: 0151 478 4199

The collection dates from 1819 when the Liverpool Royal Institution acquired 37 paintings from the collection of William Roscoe, who had to sell his collection following the failure of his banking business, though it was saved from being broken up by his friends and associates.

In 1843, the Royal Institution’s collection was displayed in a purpose-built gallery next to the Institution’s main premises. In 1850 negotiations by an association of citizens to take over the Institution’s collection, for display in a proposed art gallery, library and museum, came to nothing.

Context for this building includes the Liverpool Museum:

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Liverpool Gallery Building Walker Gallery
photos © Adrian Welch, Oct 2007

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