At the end of the 18th century local landowner Henry Blundell of Ince Blundell Hall amassed a spectacular collection of antique sculpture to rival that of the British Museum. Housed in a scaled-down replica of the Pantheon at Rome, the collection included highly characterful Roman portraits, classical subjects and elaborate funerary sculpture. The collection has remained virtually intact and this exhibition brings together many of its highlights.
The story of Henry Blundell’s creation of the collection and the magnificent setting in which he housed it is a fascinating one and brings to life a powerful and driven personality who played a major role in the art market of the time.
Image is Pantheon interior Blundell Hall
An interview between Museums & Galleries Principle Manager, Stephen Whittle and Dr Gina Muskett . Gina curated the Ince Blundell Collection during her time at National Museums Liverpool. She talks about the importance of the collection and some of its star pieces.
Take a look at some wonderful pictures by Matt Dodd from our family fun day!
Exhibition Opening Times
Mon – Sat: 10am – 4pm
Sun: 11am – 4pm