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.