Beside the Seaside: the British Impressionists

14 May - 4 September 2005

Lady Lever Art Gallery

Detail of 'The Bathers, Dieppe', Walter Richard Sickert

Detail of 'The Bathers, Dieppe', Walter Richard Sickert

Escape to the seaside this summer with a visit to Lady Lever Art Gallery’s refreshing exhibition, ‘Beside the Seaside: the British Impressionists’. This sunny collection of paintings will trigger precious memories of childhood holidays, as well as giving a taste of the traditional Victorian and Edwardian seaside.

Sixteen paintings are on loan from Liverpool’s Walker Art Gallery and from other leading UK galleries including Tate Britain. They cover themes such as: Bathing and Paddling, The Beach, Nature and The View. Pictures by some of the most prominent figures in British Impressionism are on show, including Charles Conder, Elizabeth Forbes, Edward Atkinson Hornel, Walter Richard Sickert, Philip Wilson Steer, Henry Scott Tuke, Laura Knight and Stanhope Alexander Forbes.

Gallery Highlights

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Rathbones Logo: Visit Rathbones WebsiteA free guide, fully illustrated in colour, accompanies the exhibition, supported by Rathbones - [open new window].