Food and drink

Paintings and decorative art from the Walker Art Gallery's collections inspired by food and drink. Not all of these items are currently on display.
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'Isabella', John Everett Millais, 1848-49. 'Isabella' was one of the first paintings made in the new Pre-Raphaelite style. http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/collections/paintings/19c/item-237002.aspx

Isabella, 19th century

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'Chirpy Wren' mug. http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/shop

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Glass, enamel and gilded metal tea caddy, 1830-1850. Find out more about our decorative art collections: http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/collections/decorative-art/

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'Still life: Autumn fashion', Patrick Caulfield, 1978. We think this bold and colourful work by Patrick Caulfield can be termed 'pop art'. http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/collections/paintings/20c/item-245760.aspx

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'La Cupola' espresso coffee-maker featuring a Post-modern design. A cupola is the name given to a domed roof, often used in churches and cathedrals. Find out more about our collections: http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/collections/decorative-art/

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Earthenware jug partially covered in a lead glaze, about 1300-1400. Find out more about our decorative art collections: http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/collections/decorative-art/

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'One of the Family', Frederick Cotman, 1880. A farmer returns home for his meal as a horse leans through the doorway to be fed by his wife. http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/collections/

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An ornately decorated porcelain teapot that is typical of the Rococo Revival of the 1830s-1840s. Find out more about our decorative art collections: http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/collections/decorative-art/

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Teapot, milk jug, sugar basin, sugar tongs, ladle and four small dishes, silver-gilt, made by William Smith of Liverpool. 1870-71. Find out more about our decorative art collections: http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/collections/decorative-art/

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A crazy cauliflower-shaped dish that was probably used for dessert! 1752-56. Find out more about our decorative art collections: http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/collections/decorative-art/

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Toast rack made of electroplated silver, designed by Christopher Dresser about 1880. Find out more about our decorative art collections: http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/collections/decorative-art/

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'Friday', Walter Dendy Sadler, 1882. Here Sadler shows Dominican monks entertaining two Franciscans with a meal. http://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/walker/collections/

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