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The neo-classical Walker Art Gallery was designed and built by Cornelius Sherlock and H. H. Vale. The cost of building and sculptural decoration was met entirely by Sir Andrew Barclay Walker.

The Carrara marble statues of Raphael, (7)
Michelangelo (8) and the allegorical statue
of Liverpool (9) have suffered greatly from the polluted atmosphere. In 1993 the Liverpool statue had to be removed, a replica in Chinese marble replaced the original in 1996.


The stone relief panels have weathered much better and record four royal visits. Left to right, they are:


The laying of the foundation stone of the gallery by the Duke of Edinburgh, 1874

 

The visit of Queen Victoria in 1851

Letters Patent granted to the burgessess
of Liverpool in 1207 were issued in Winchester

 

The embarkation of William III and his army at Hoylake in 1690.
Sculptor: John Warrington Wood
Marble and stone 1877

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