'And when did you last see your father?' feature

'And when did you last see your father ?', WF Yeames, 1878|

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William Frederick Yeames (1835 - 1918)

Oil on canvas, 103 x 251.5cm

'And when did you last see you father', by William Frederick Yeames, is one of the most popular paintings in Walker Art Gallery. It was bought in 1878, only a year after the gallery first opened. Ever since, it has been a favourite of visitors of all ages. Here you can find out more about the painting, the artist and why the piece has fascinated so many people for so long.

Walker Art Gallery gratefully acknowledges Jennie Macaulay and Kirsty Archibald (Manchester University Museum Studies MA students) for their hard work in researching this feature.