Collection of furniture & pictures by Various artists

Large collection of furniture and pictures.

Details

Medium:
Various
Dimensions:
Various
Acquired in:
1992
Bequeathed by:
George Holt through The Art Fund

Includes: 'Piazza Navona, Rome' by a follower of Canaletto, a mahogany and brass bookcase of 1805 and early 18th century Dutch marquetry cabinet. Part of a collection of 297 works distributed to 11 public collections including 3 in Liverpool. A connoisseur and patron of the arts on Merseyside, and a generous supporter of the Art Fund, George Paimer Holt (1910-1990) played an influential role in the management of the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool and was a Trustee of the National Museums and Galleries on Merseyside at the end of his life. As a member of the leading Liverpool ship-owning family who founded the Blue Funnel Line and the grandson of Liverpool's First Lord Mayor, he was able to present very effectively the case for the arts to the business community on Merseyside.

Provenance

George Holt.

Venue details

Judges' Lodgings Church Street, LANCASTER Lancashire LA1 1YS 01524 32808 www.lancashire.gov.uk/museums

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £3)

The museum is currently closed, please visit the Judges' Lodgings website for more details.

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