The great British art quiz: set by National Museums Liverpool | Cultur…

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This quiz is brought to you in collaboration with Art UK, the online home for the UK’s public art collections, showing art from over 3,000 venues and by 45,000 artists. Each day, a different collection on Art UK will set the questions.

Today, our questions are set by National Museums Liverpool. National Museums Liverpool comprises eight museums and galleries, including some of the most visited in the UK, outside of London. The breadth of the collections is extraordinary, containing everything from impressionist paintings and rare beetles to a lifejacket from the Titanic.

You can see art from National Museums Liverpool on Art UK here. Find out more on the National Museums Liverpool’s website here.

Between 1777 and 1809, Henry Blundell of Ince Blundell Hall in Merseyside assembled one of the largest and most important collections of what in Britain?



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Who is this Liverpudlian dramatist from the Museum of Liverpool’s collection?



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From the Merseyside Maritime Museum collection, what did these flags in Robert Salmon’s Bidston, Wirral, Old Lighthouse and Flagpoles signify?



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A Bacchante was previously in the collection of the Liverpool merchant George Holt of Sudley House. It shows a woman dressed as a bacchante, who took part in the frenzied worship of Dionysus, the god of wine and intoxication. Which Victorian artist inspired by classical themes painted this picture?



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George Stubbs (1724-1806) painted the Lady Lever Art Gallery’s Haycarting in 1795. What is it painted on?



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William Hesketh Lever (1851-1925) was the founder of Port Sunlight and the Lady Lever Art Gallery. How did he make his fortune?



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William Dobson (1611–1646) painted this image in the Walker Art Gallery’s collection in about 1642. It shows the execution of John the Baptist, but he copied the picture after another painting. Which artist produced the original composition?



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This famous late example of the Pre-Raphaelite style, The Little Foot Page, of 1905, is in the Walker Art Gallery’s collection. Who painted it?



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