Works on paper collection


About this collection

The Walker Art Gallery has a large and varied collection of around 8000 fine art works on paper.

The collection spans the early Medieval and Renaissance period to the present day and features works of international significance including watercolours, prints, drawings and photographs.

Highlights of the collection include the Weld-Blundell collection of Old Master drawings and the Walker’s world famous Pre-Raphaelite watercolours and drawings.

More recently, the collection has grown with acquisitions of work by contemporary artists including Paula Rego (born 1935) and Helen Chadwick (1953 -1996). 

Below are some of the highlights of the works on paper collection.


Our curators are working on a project called 'Watermark', gradually putting all of the works on paper collections online. Find out more about the Watermark project. 


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  • English Watercolours in the Collection of C F J Beausire

    Edward Morris

    Author: Edward Morris
    Publisher: Walker Art Gallery, Printed by Elliot Bros. & Yeoman Ltd.
    Date: 1970

  • The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things

    Mark Leckey

    Author: Mark Leckey
    Publisher: Hayward Publishing
    Date: 2013


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