Frank Holl: Emerging from the Shadows 

23. Nov - 30. Mar 14 / ended Mercer Art Gallery

Free entry

Gallery opening times: Tues – Sat 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, Sun 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm. Closed Mondays except Bank Holiday Mondays.

Exhibition | Painting | North

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The Mercer Art Gallery presents the first major retrospective exhibition in more than 100 years of the artist Frank Holl (1845 – 1888), one of the great painters of the Victorian period notable for his tragic social realism as well as his penetrating society portraits.

This exhibition offers a great opportunity to discover much more about this little-known artist, bringing together thirty-five of Holl’s major works, including paintings that have never before been on public display. These include a portrait of former Prime Minister, W.E. Gladstone, which has hung on the walls of his stately home, Hawarden Castle, for over 90 years.

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