Museum Steps

Museum Steps
4 0 c m
actual image size: 22cm x 27cm


View of Liverpool by Chambré Hardman taken from the steps of Liverpool Museum. This was taken just after the Second World War and is a view of Whitechapel, Manchester Street. Hardman attempted to capture the effect of lighting up time at dusk, which he found hard due to the residual light in the sky tending to eclipse the light coming from the street lamps. The scene is covered in snow showing it was taken in winter. A number of figures are in the background. Two cars are parked outside the museum but the roads are clear except for one bus. The clouds are dark which contrast well with the snow. The lamp and railing from the steps are in the foreground and frame the snow covered scene. Hardman created an effect of evening light by making the print toned with gold to give it a blue cast. Exhibited at the Open Eye Gallery in 1980. Taken February 1946.

Image Details

Property Name
E.Chambré Hardman Collection
NTPL Ref. No.
North West

©NTPL/E.Chambré Hardman Collection

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