Pierhead, Liverpool

Andrew Hunt, 1830 about

WAG 4253

About this object

This image shows the western edge of Pierhead with St George’s Baths, the long colonnaded building, on the right. George’s Dock is just out of view to the right. Designed by John Foster Jr. (1787-1846), St George's Baths opened in 1829 as the country’s first publicly owned baths. Water from the Mersey was filtered with sand and charcoal before being fed into the baths. The sophisticated bathhouse had hot and cold wings and separate areas for ladies and gentlemen, but they were beyond the reach of the working classes. The Baths were demolished in 1906.

Presented to the Walker Art Gallery by Miss Violet Hunt in 1910, No. 4253

Object specifics

  • Other title(s)
    Pierhead, Liverpool
  • Artist(s)
    Andrew Hunt (British: English, born:1790, died:1861-07-22)
  • Date
    1830 about
  • Materials
    Paper; Brown ink
  • Measurements
    paper: 19.1 cm x 27.6 cm
  • Physical description
    An ink drawing showing a quay scene with tall colonnaded buildings on the right and water on the left. is Liverpool's first publicly owned baths, St. George's Baths. Small sailboats occupy the quayside.
  • Related people
    Andrew Hunt (Artist/maker); Violet Isabel Hunt (Previous owner)
  • Other number(s)
    WAG Inventory Number: 4253
  • Credit line
    Presented to the Walker Art Gallery by Miss Violet Hunt in 1910
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Collection
    From the Walker Art Gallery collections


Previous owners

  • Violet Isabel Hunt

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1910
    Disposal method: Presented to the Walker Art Gallery
Object view = Fine Art
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