Tour: The Mysteries of the Manchester Art World
Date: 18 July 2019
Meet: Manchester Art Gallery, 11am.
Booking: Tickets are £10 and can be booked with New Manchester Walks here
• Why did L. S. Lowry leave his estate to a woman more than 50 years younger than him who was no relation?
• Is the Descent From the Cross painting in St Ann’s Church the real one by Annibale Carracci or a copy?
• How did a Manchester church get to obtain the greatest new religious paintings of the late 20th century?
• Which of the Art Gallery’s Pre-Raphaelite paintings was replaced by a forgery to intrigue the public for a television programme?
It was Manchester that organised the most remarkable exhibition of artefacts the world had ever seen, in 1857. What a story…