It was Victorian art that Lord Leverhulme first began to collect seriously. The gallery now holds an unique group of key pictures by some of the greatest Victorian painters. 

As well as works by both the early and later Pre-Raphaelites, there is also a varied collection of mid and late Victorian masterpieces from artists such as Lord Leighton and Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema. 

Together, these works make the Lady Lever Art Gallery one of the most important centres for the appreciation of art from this period in the country. 

Browse our collection highlights


Paintings from 1400-1855 


Paintings from 1857-1882


Paintings from 1885-1902


Paintings from 1903-1936


Buy catalogues online 

'Early British Paintings in the Lady Lever Art Gallery' and 'British Watercolours and Drawings' are now available to buy from our online shop.