George Rae of Birkenhead - Patron of the Pre-Raphaelites: An illustrated lecture by Julian Treuherz

George Rae (1817-1902), a Birkenhead banker, formed an unrivalled collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings including now famous works by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Ford Madox Brown and Arthur Hughes, as well as landscapes by Liverpool artists such as William Davis and William J Bond. Many of them are now in museums including the Tate, the Walker and the Lady Lever Art Gallery. Julian Treuherz will lecture on Rae, his bank and his collection. Appropriately, the illustrated talk takes place in the Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead, only a short distance from Rae's house, Redcourt, where the paintings once hung.

Venue information

Opening times

Wed – Sun, 10am – 5pm Closed Mon - Tue except by appointment Closed Good Friday and 25 Dec – 1 Jan

Entry details

£12 per person. Apply to Elizabeth Williamson, 0151 427 2978

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