British Watercolours and Drawings
Lord Leverhulme’s Collection in the Lady Lever Art Gallery
Distributed for Liverpool University Press
Numerically, however, the strength of the collection lies in the nineteenth century works. Jessica Feather’s meticulously researched book reveals the full glory of landscape watercolors by David Cox, Peter de Wint and JMW Turner. Outstanding figurative works include paintings by George Pinwell and Frederick Walker, and the Pre-Raphaelites are also well represented with a large number of high quality drawings by Edward Burne-Jones, as well as works by Ford Madox Brown, John Evert Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The collection also includes twenty-six studies by Edward John Gregory for his well-known painting Boulter’s Lock, Sunday Afternoon, which is also in the Lady Lever Gallery.
Gloriously illustrated throughout The Lady Lever Watercolours is a wonderful celebration of British drawings and watercolors at their finest.
The Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight on Merseyside was founded in 1922 by William Hesketh Lever, First Viscount Leverhume (1851-1925) to house the best of his personal collection put together over a period of 40 years.
Notes to the reader
Introduction: Lever as a collector of British watercolours and drawings