The Lady Lever Art Gallery is part of National Museums Liverpool and contains the best of William Hesketh Lever's personal art collection. Lever started collecting art to promote Sunlight Soap. The Gallery is famous for its Pre-Raphaelite paintings by Millais, Rossetti and Burne-Jones and holds works by Leighton, Turner, Constable, Gainsborough and Reynolds. Its outstanding collections of British sculpture, Wedgwood, Chinese porcelain and eighteenth-century furniture are among the best in the country. Lever bought pictures which would appeal to the housewives who were his customers. At first he collected art for business but as he grew richer and more confident he developed a taste for collecting. He mostly collected British art but he was also fascinated by Chinese porcelain, Roman sculpture and Greek vases which he collected to show the styles that had influenced British artists in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Lady Lever Art Gallery
Port Sunlight Village, Wirral, Merseyside CH62 5EQ England
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24 October 2019
Don't miss Matisse: Drawing with Scissors at the gallery from 25 October to 15 March 2020 on loan from @haywardgallery An opportunity to enjoy the vibrant cut-outs produced by the famous French painter, sculptor and designer which became the final triumph of his career. https://t.co/hRqeLPBvJZ