Throughout its history, the Whitworth has aimed to be a great gallery in a great city. It was founded more than 120 years ago as a source of pleasure and enjoyment for the citizens of Manchester and to provide opportunities for all to learn about the visual arts. The Whitworth houses collections of international significance including outstanding works on paper, ranging from Renaissance prints to British landscape watercolours, and modern and contemporary work by artists from Picasso to Lucian Freud, Francis Bacon and Tracey Emin. The holdings of fine art are matched in terms of interest and importance by large collections of world textiles and wallpapers.
Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester M15 6ER England
0161 275 7450http://www.whitworth.manchester.ac.uk/
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27 May 2020
This print by Utagawa Kunisada shows the #Kabuki actor Gennosuke Sawamura II as a warrior in a rather dashing robe. Kunisada's reconition surpassed that of his teacher, Utagawa Toyokuni I, & he is often viewed as starting the Genji-e genre of woodblock prints #TheWhitworthAtHome https://t.co/QIKigruOX2