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This was the first entrant to the Visitor Favourites collection nominated by the public. The options for the vote were taken from the 'Architecture' theme which was showcased on our Facebook page. [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='8' down='2'] Comments from voters included: [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness=''...

Moira says "she's brilliant to try drawing.  I've always been fascinated by Napoleon's family stories." [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='8' down='2'] Giulio Tadolini (1849–1918) was an Academic-trained Italian sculptor, who was born and died in Rome, where he passed his career in the family atelier, which...

Bev Stower says "I love the cherubs holding the torchères aloft, especially the ones at the bottom who appear to be grimacing as they support the weight of the ones above. But my special love for these pieces is the fact that if you look...

James Deegan says this is "an excellent example of a Pre-Raphaelite painting - unusually by a woman!  The legend of Medea, who poisoned her children as a revenge on her philandering husband Jason, as a modern and ancient interpretation" [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='8' down='2'] Evelyn...

Poppy says: "it's a beautiful piece of mechanical magic.  I remember seeing it as a child and falling in love with it.  I've remembered it ever since." [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='8' down='2'] A Polyphon is a mechanical, disc-playing music box.  They were invented in 1870...

Vincent says "I love the idea of coloured tiles outside. They remind me of my childhood and the schools and churches that I attended.  The decoration in those buildings always had something interesting to look at - at child height too!" [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness=''...

Stuart says "This piece is not particularly big but is, in my opinion, one of the Williamson's best pieces.  The more I find out about Arthur Dooley, the more interested I have become.  Liverpool sculptor, socialist and controversial person, much underrated.  Maybe it should be...

Lyndsay says "I adore this beautiful simple red chalk drawing.  The detail, expression and muted colours are very organic and intimate". [vc_separator type='transparent' position='center' color='' thickness='' up='8' down='2'] Stanley Spencer (1891-1959) is considered to be one of the most original figures in 20th-century British art.  He lived...

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