Sculpture of a man lying down

'Falling Warrior' by Henry Moore

The Walker Art Gallery holds one of the most important collections of British Sculpture outside of London. It is particularly known for its outstanding collection of works made between the 18th century and the First World War, from the high period of neo-classicism to the era of 'New Sculpture' in Britain.

The collection also represents some of the main movements in European sculpture between these two dates, including 18th-century classicism in the marble sculptures from the Ince Blundell collection, and the birth of modernism in pieces by Auguste Rodin (1840-1917). Mid-20th-century and later sculpture are well represented too, and include pieces by Jacob Epstein (1880-1959), Barbara Hepworth (1903-75), Henry Moore (1898-1996), Ivor Abrahams (born 1935), Kate Blacker (born 1955) and Paul Morrison (born 1966).

These artworks are not always on permanent display at the Walker. If you intend to visit the gallery to see a particular artwork, please telephone 0151 478 4199 beforehand to check the artwork is on display. 

Collection highlights

Title: English Family China
Artist: Christine Borland
Date: 1998

Title: The Masseuse
Artist: Edgar Degas
Date: Mid 1890's; after 13 May 1918

Title: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Artist: Edmonia Lewis
Date: 1872

Title: Peace
Artist: Edward Onslow Ford
Date: Between 1887 and 1889

Title: Falling Warrior
Artist: Henry Spencer Moore
Date: Between 1956 and 1957

Title: Tinted Venus
Artist: John Gibson
Date: Between 1851 and 1856

Title: A Bearded Man, Robed and in Armour
Artist: Master of Elsloo
Date: Between about 1515 and 1520

Title: The Mower
Artist: William Hamo Thornycroft
Date: Between 1882 and 1884