Home and Away

From 18 May 2021

Home and Away is a new exhibition featuring paintings of both foreign and local views.

The foreign views are all from the collection of George Holt, the former resident of Sudley House. These paintings of faraway places highlight the Holt family’s interest in travel, foreign countries and local customs. It is more than a decade since many of these works have been on display.

The exhibition also includes views of Liverpool and the local area in the 19th century, while the Holts were at Sudley. These paintings largely come from the Walker Art Gallery’s collection and give a wonderful idea of what the Holts would have seen as they went into the city for shopping, business or leisure. There are also views of the Wirral when it was still very rural.

The display includes two works by John Atkinson Grimshaw of Liverpool’s Custom House on the dock road in moonlight; a building which was severely damaged during the Liverpool Blitz and later demolished. Paintings by Jean Leon Gerome, Thomas Creswick, Frederick Goodall, Charles Trevor Prescott and Eduardo de Martino are also on display.


Further information:
  • Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 am – 4.00 pm (closed Mondays)
  • Admission is free
  • Sudley House, Mossley Hill Road,  Mossley Hill, Liverpool  L18 8BX
  • Access by car: The drive to Sudley House from Liverpool city centre takes approximately 20 mins. Follow ‘Wapping’ (A5036) – the road that runs alongside the river – out of the city; By train: Mossley Hill station – get here from Liverpool city centre by boarding a train at Lime Street Station.  Aigburth station – Northern line services (Southport – Hunts Cross); By bus: 61 bus to Elmswood Road;  82 bus to Aigburth Road;  80 or 80A bus to Rose Lane
  • Further information 0151 478 4016