Foreign Art Acquisitions, 1984-2006
'View of Dordrecht and the Groote Kerk from across the Maas'
Below is a list of all the foreign paintings, drawings and sculptures acquired by the Walker Art Gallery between 1984 and 2004, which have not previously been published in other forms.
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- 'Adoration of the Shepherds', Jusepe de Ribera
- 'An angel sheathing a sword with St Roch and St Sebastian', After Guercino'
- 'Atalanta and Meleager', Charles Le Brun
- 'Bust of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Mary Edmonia Lewis
- 'Classical Landscape with a City by a River' Jean-Francois (called Francisque) Millet
- 'David leading away his father's flock of sheep', Pietro Monaco
- 'Dutch Merchant-Ships in a Storm', Ludolf Bakhuizen
- 'Ears', Louise Bourgeois
- 'Effigy of Victoire Auguste Antoinette of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Duchesse de Nemours', Henri Michel Antoine Chapu
- 'Flock of Mountain Sheep with a Deciduous Tree', Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
- 'Flock of Mountain Sheep with a Fir Tree', Giovanni Domenico Tiepolo
- 'Hillsborough', Georg Eisler
- 'Interior of a Foundry with Visitors', Léonard Defrance
- 'Landscape with Pyramus and Thisbe', Gaspard Dughet
- 'Monstrous Animal and a Peasant', Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called Guercino
- 'Portrait of Pau Cucurny with a dog', Pablo Picasso
- 'Reclining Nude Woman Lifting a Curtain', Giovanni Francesco Barbieri, called Guercino
- 'The Oyster Girl', Karl Gussow
- 'View of Dordrecht and the Groote Kerk from across the Maas', Jan Josefsz. van Goyen
- 'Warmond Castle in a Winter Landscape', Jan Abrahamsz. Beerstraten
- 'Watercolour of 'Duchesse de Nemours on her deathbed, after death, 10 November 1857'
The rest of the Walker’s Fine Art Department’s holdings of foreign art have been published in the following printed catalogues:
Many individuals and organisations have contributed greatly to the acquisition of the works of art listed, by bequest, gift, grant or financial donation. National Museums Liverpool would like to thank them all. Our special gratitude goes to the Art Fund and the National Heritage Memorial Fund who between them have helped fund the acquisition of half of the catalogued works, and have generously supported our active collecting policy over the years.
A further two of the catalogued works, Van Goyen’s painting and Edmonia Lewis’s sculpted bust portrait, have been acquired through the government’s acceptance in lieu of inheritance tax scheme. We would also like to thank the relevant executors for helping ensure that such treasures have enriched our collections and become accessible for the pleasure of our visitors.
Information sourced by Xanthe Brooke, Curator of European Fine Art, National Museums Liverpool.