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The Mysteries of the Manchester Art World

28/09/2019 2:30 pm
28/09/2019 4:15 pm

Tour: The Mysteries of the Manchester Art World
Date: Sat 28 Sept 2019.
Manchester Art Gallery, 2.30pm.
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• 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…

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