Working Drawing for 'The Walker Art Gallery' including Sketches of the Entrance Steps and the Portico Statues of Michelangelo and Raphael card

© Estate of Maurice Cockrill

Working Drawing for 'The Walker Art Gallery' including Sketches of the Entrance Steps and the Portico Statues of Michelangelo and Raphael

WAG 8842

Currently not on display

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This watercolour is a study for a painting entitled 'The Walker Art Gallery' by Maurice Cockrill which is in the Walker Art Gallery collection. The painting was the second (with 'Sudley') of two paintings of Liverpool’s art galleries commissioned from Cockrill by the Friends organisation. The finished painting exemplified the hyper-realist style of the 1970s in which a camera was often used to achieve photographic effects. A series of elaborate preparatory photographs and drawings helped Cockrill to create this carefully constructed composite image of the Walker. This is one of a large collection of studies that Cockrill donated to the Walker Art Gallery in 1975.