Autumn exhibition of modern pictures in oil and water-colours: the thirtieth (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool), 1900
End Date: 1900
Type: Annual exhibition
Description: 1,566 works exhibited.
£8,508 14s. 6d. receipts for sales.
65,084 visitors (based on paid admissions).
Policy: The exhibition was started in 1871 because 'The Library, Museum and Education Committee consider[ed] it desirable in the interests of Art [...]' (Liverpool autumn exhibition of modern pictures, 1871, p. 2). Its success was immediate. The receipts not only defrayed all costs but also '[...] supplied a handsome surplus to be devoted to the purposes of Art' (19th Annual Report, 1871, p. 5). As a result the autumn exhibition became an annual event.
The instructions issued to exhibitors were as follows:
'All works of Art intended for Exhibition (which must not have been previously exhibited in Liverpool) must be sent addressed to the Curator, Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool[...] Arrangements have been made to meet the convenience of Metropolitan Artists for the transmission of their Works, at their own cost and risk, through Mr. James Bourlet, 17 Nassau Street, Middlesex Hospital, London.
A note [...] must be sent by post, and addressed to the Curator at Liverpool, giving the prices [...] and describing the works ads they are meant to be inserted in the Catalogue (quotations and narratives will be subject to the approval of the Acting Committee). At the back of each [work] must be written in full the name and Address of the Artist, the Title of the Picture and Number (if there are more than one)[...] The strict attention of Artists to these regulations is earnestly requested, so as to ensure accuracy in the catalogue. The absence of the Price List frequently interferes with the sale of [works of art].
[...] A Commission of Five per Cent (upon the catalogue prices) will be charged upon all works sold whilst in the possession of the Committee, whether by the Artist or the Committee.
The Committee are not responsible for, nor do they encourage any offers for Works not made through the Local Secretary; and they will be happy to receive any intimations from contributing Artists that none but Catalogue Prices would be acceptable.
All Works contributed by Members or Associates of the Royal Academy that may be sold at this Exhibition, are purchased subject to the condition that the Artist be allowed to exhibit such Work at the ensuing Exhibition of the Academy, the purchase money to be paid at the close of the Local Exhibition.
The utmost care will be taken of all Works of Art sent for the Exhibition; but the Committee will not be responsible for any damage or injury, whether in transit or whilst under their control, caused by fire or otherwise' (Instructions from 'Liverpool autumn exhibition of modern pictures', 1871, pp. 3-4).
Display Arrangement: Sculpture was shown in Rooms I, IV, VI, VII and X.
Exhibition included Puma and Macaw
Exhibition included The Myrtles Altar
Exhibition included Arthur W. Pinero
Exhibition included Crabbed Age
Exhibition included Ernest Rube
Exhibition included Miss Rube
Exhibition included Lady Ewan Smith
Exhibition included The Right Hon. Cecil J. Rhodes
Exhibition included Lewis Waller, Esq., as Brutus
Exhibition included His Grace the Duke of Norfolk, KG
Exhibition included Eve
Exhibition included Field Marshall Lord Roberts
Exhibition included Thomas E. Collcutt, Esq., FRIBA
Exhibition included Thomas, Son of Val Prinsep, Esq., RA
Exhibition included Meditation
Exhibition included Mother and Child
Exhibition included Angel Panel
Exhibition included J. Coutts Michie, Esq.
Exhibition included Large Heraldic Panel
Exhibition included The Broken Bow
Exhibition included Psyche and the Casket of Venus
Exhibition included The Little Duchess
Exhibition included The Last Supper
Exhibition included Muriel
Offered for sale The Myrtles Altar
Offered for sale Crabbed Age
Offered for sale Angel Panel
Offered for sale The Broken Bow
on sale by commission in marble for £650 and bronze for £550
Offered for sale Psyche and the Casket of Venus
on sale by commission for £800 in marble and £600 in bronze
Organizing Institution or Venue
Organized by Walker Art Gallery
Exhibitors included John Tweed
'The Right Hon. Cecil J. Rhodes'
Exhibitors included Feodora Maud Georgina Gleichen
'Lady Ewan Smith'
Exhibitors included George Edward Wade
Exhibitors included James Nesfield Forsyth
Exhibitors included Emil Fuchs
'Arthur W. Pinero'
Exhibitors included Andrea Carlo Lucchesi
'The Myrtles Altar'
Exhibitors included John Macallan Swan
'Puma and Macaw'
Exhibitors included Horace Montford
'Psyche and the Casket of Venus'
Exhibitors included William Goscombe John
Exhibitors included George William Iliffe Wilson
'The Last Supper'
Exhibitors included (Edward) Alfred Briscoe Drury
'The Little Duchess'
Exhibitors included Edward Onslow Ford
Exhibitors included Herbert Hampton
'The Broken Bow'
Exhibitors included Frank Mowbray Taubman
'J. Coutts Michie, Esq.'
Exhibitors included Albert Arthur Toft
'Mother and Child'
Exhibitors included (Alfred) Adrian Jones
Exhibitors included Alfred Gilbert
'Thomas, Son of Val Prinsep, Esq., RA'
Exhibitors included Frank Lynn Jenkins
Exhibitors included Thomas Brock
Citing this record
'Autumn exhibition of modern pictures in oil and water-colours: the thirtieth (Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool), 1900', Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951, University of Glasgow History of Art and HATII, online database 2011 [http://sculpture.gla.ac.uk/view/event.php?id=msib5_1227043313, accessed 31 Aug 2015]