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a colourful drawing of a man wearing an apron and a hat, pushing a wheelbarrow filled with meats

The Forgotten Street Traders of Georgian and Victorian Britain

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Street vendors were an inherent aspect of Victorian Britain, but often forgotten...

Chimney Sweep Portraits in the Social History Collection

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Explore the portraits in our 'Sweepiana' collection of items relating to chimney sweeps with Leila Prescott.

Heart of a Lion and the Hands of a Lady: Lord Moynihan of Leeds

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Discover the story of the famous Leeds surgeon, Lord Moynihan, who had 'the heart of a lion and the hands of a lady'. 
Subtle neutral wood frame. Inside the frame there is a Cotman's painting of the Refectory of Walsingham Priory in Norfolk. It was painted with oils using a lot of white, brown and blue colours.

Framing a Watercolour

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Explore the different framing trends for watercolour paintings through the John Sell Cotman exhibition at Leeds Art Gallery.
Portrait photo of Jordan Hutchins

Interview with artist Lothar Götz

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With Leeds Art Gallery's crowdfunding campaign at full steam ahead, we sat down with the artist behind the campaign Lothar Götz to find out more about him, his work and his vision for the iconic Victorian Staircase.

Workshops

A older lady and a young boy in traditional work clothing in a Victorian mill setting with looms in the background

Virtual Classroom: Mill Children

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Learn all about the mill children of Victorian Britain in our virtual classroom workshop which goes under the ropes and behind the scenes at Leeds Industrial Museum.