The Art Museums near Merseyside: Superb Erotic 19th c. art in the Lady Lever Art Gallery, Port Sunlight.

19th C classy art works of all ages in the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

And a side trip to Manchester, Art Gallery showing conflicted feelings about male chauvinist art versus woman-friendly art.



Lady Lever Art Gallery.

The Lady Lever Art Gallery on the far side of the Mersey river was founded by Sunlight soap tycoon William Lever, 1st Viscount Leverhulme and the art shown here reflects the erotic taste of himself and his wife, Lady Lever. Opened in 1922, the Lady Lever Art Gallery is beautifully set in the garden village and factory workers heaven of Port Sunlight. From John Lennon Airport, Liverpool it is about a 45 min taxi ride. Alternatively there is a good train connection from Liverpool

This collection undoubtedly exhibits the most erotically charged collection of fine art paintings and sculpture of any art museums I visited in about 40 years. For myself, this visit was a life long dream come true. For women’s Lib this collection may be a bit over the top in terms of dominant Patriarchy Males ogling submissive nymphs. Here we go with just a few highlights: