Which Walker painting do you love most?

Voting is high on the agenda with the election today and a new series of Big Brother about explode onto the nation's TV screen. I'd be interested to see how the number of voters compare given the difference in gravity ... Anyway, to enter into the voting spirit I thought it might be fun to have a light-hearted poll about some of the most popular pictures in the Walker Art Gallery. I haven’t picked paintings due to historical importance or artistic merit (of which there are many) but pulled out a handful that we know our visitors enjoy. After all, that’s what visiting a gallery all is about! It might be because of the story, because it features an animal or reminds them of their holidays. If you don’t know the painting follow the link to have a look at it on the website first. The ten paintings I've picked are:


Isabella – John Everett Millais

The Death of Nelson – Daniel Maclise

One of the Family – Frederick Cotman

The Fever Van – LS Lowry

Bathers at Dieppe – Walter Sickert

Interior at Paddington – Lucian Freud

Peter Getting Out of Nick’s Pool - David Hockney

And When Did You Last See Your Father? – William Frederick Yeames

Snowdon from Llyn Nantlle – Richard Wilson

Two Jamaican Girls – Augustus John

Vote now and remember – it’s just for fun! If your favourite painting isn't listed here, email me with your suggestions and I'll give them a mention in the follow up post.