We are best known for our Victorian paintings, especially the world famous Pre-Raphaelites. But our historic galleries also display masterpieces of art and design from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Home, Land and Sea Art in the Netherlands 1600-1800 brings together over 50 paintings from Manchester City Galleries’ exceptional 17th and 18th century Dutch and Flemish collection, one of the most important in the country.
The wealth and opulence of the High Victorian era. Dramatic episodes from history, literature and mythology including work by William Powell Frith and Lord Frederic Leighton. The beauty of late Pre-raphaelite art by Edward Burne Jones and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Romantic views of Scotland.
Find out more about the restoration of William Etty’s The Sirens and Ulysses, our most ambitious conservation project ever.
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