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William Roscoe, 1753-1831
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Biographical Details
William Roscoe was a historian, poet, art collector, lawyer, politician and philanthropist who became one of the most important figures in Liverpool's history. He played an important role in developing the cultural life of the city during its commercial growth in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. A large part of his collection of early Italian and Netherlandish paintings is now in the Walker Art Gallery. He owned P153 Llyn-y-Cau Cader Idris Tate, London and D76 Landscape with a Tower, Private Collection, England.

Collector's marks: Lugt 2148, 2645 (prints and drawings)
Significant institutions
Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; Tate, London