Lime Street and St. George's Hall

WAG 7280


This watercolour looks across St George's Plateu towards the Wellington Monument and County Sessions Court House. The Walker Art Gallery is also visible immediately behind St George's Hall. The view remains much the same today, except that Disraeli's statue has been moved to the steps of St. Georges Hall to make way for the Cenotaph, and the dome of the now demolished Christ Church no longer rises behind the County Sessions House. This view was produced as an illustration for a book, 'Liverpool: painted by J. Hamilton Hay and described by Dixon Scott', published in 1907. Dixon Scott was a local art critic. Like several other plates in the book this work shows Hay's concern with the combined effects of dusk, gaslight and the city's smokey atmosphere.