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.
The works in this collection highlight some of the remarkable images relating to the Liverpool docks and the River Mersey. This small collection of work shows the changing forms and functions of the Liverpool docks over three centuries. They also highlight how artists from the early 18th century to the late 20th century viewed and interpreted the subject matter through the use of different media and techniques.
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