Artwork of the Week – John R Isaacs

Liverpool artwork of the week 2010-2. ‘The Liverpool Exchange, January 5th, 1854’, by John R Isaacs in National Museums Liverpool Winter Online exhibition

An appropriate picture for recent weather conditions I think. I wonder if anything like this took place in Liverpool’s commercial district this year? I doubt it, people would fear being taken to court.

There are several interesting artworks in this online Winter exhibition on the NML website.

This lithograph shows Liverpool stockbrokers in their top hats enjoying a huge snowball fight outside of the Liverpool Exchange, Exchange Square, on 5 January 1854. It was sketched by John R Isaac, draughtsman and lithographer, Castle Street, Liverpool.

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