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Walker Art Gallery (Liverpool)

The Walker Art Gallery is one of a large number of cultural establishments in the great city of Liverpool.

It is based on the collection of William Roscoe, a local lawyer, poet and historian, who wrote the first biography of Lorenzo de Medici, and is widely regarded as one of the best galleries in England.

The Walker, named after the Mayor of Liverpool, the brewer Andrew Barclay Walker, who provided the capital, opened in 1874.

It stands in William Brown Street, beside the World Museum Liverpool and opposite St. George's Hall.

Some of the artists represented at the Walker are Paul Cezanne; David Hockney; Holman Hunt; Frederick Leighton; Samuel Palmer; Nicholas Poussin; Auguste Rodin; Dante Gabriel Rossetti; Peter Paul Rubens; Walter Sickert; G. F. Watts; and Rex Whistler.

And perhaps the best known painting is W. F. Yeames's "And When Did You Last See Your Father?"

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