Walker Art Gallery
The Walker Art Gallery houses one of the largest art collections in England, outside of London. It is part of the National Museums Liverpool group, and is promoted as “the National Gallery of the North”. It is located on William Brown Street (the only street in the UK to consist of nothing other than museums, galleries and libraries) in a neoClassical building and opened on 6 September 1819, although the collection dates from 1819. The Walker houses a collection including Italian and Dutch paintings from 1300–1550, European art from 1550–1900, including works by Rembrandt, Poussin and Degas, 18th and 19th-century British art, including a major collection of Victorian painting and many PreRaphaelite works, a wide collection of prints, drawings and watercolours, 20th-century works by artists such as Lucian Freud, David Hockney and Gilbert and George and a major sculpture collection, including ‘La Masseuse’ by Edgar Degas.