There are over thirty public art galleries in north-west England with substantial permanent collections. The superb collections in Liverpool at the Walker Art Gallery and in Manchester at the City Art Gallery and at the Whitworth Art Gallery are well known, while Lord Leverhulmeas splendid British paintings and sculptures preserved at the Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight have an international reputation. For Pre-Raphaelite, Classical, Aesthetic and Impressionist British art and much else, north-west England cumulatively has public collections unmatched even in London. This book is both a guide and a history to these collections as well as other less famous public collections containing little-known masterpieces.A History and Guide Edward Morris ... to be able to sell it and the park to Burnley Council for much less than its real value, in order to benefit the town and its people. She, like her father and uncle before her, had a distinguished record of public service towards Burnley. ... Thus Burnley was able to innovate not only with a rural setting for its art gallery but also with one of the first country-house art galleries.
|Title||:||Public Art Collections in North-west England|
|Publisher||:||Liverpool University Press - 2001|