The Tiled Staircase
Where is it?
Old Tullie House
What is it?
A complete Victorian tiled staircase that houses an important collection of works by local and nationally important artists
Why Should I See It?
Carlisle and the surrounding area has produced a number of talented artists since the late eighteenth century. Matthew Nutter is one of the most important Carlisle artists of the first half of the nineteenth century. William James Blacklock and Sam Bough are two of the areas most outstanding nineteenth century landscape painters. 20th century artists include Lucien Pissarro, William Rothenstein, Stanley Spencer, Vanessa Bell, John Nash and Winifred Nicholson key works are on display.
The tiled staircase itself dates from the opening of Tullie House in 1893. It is a fine example of a Victorian tiled interior using beautiful relief moulded earthenware tiles, made by Craven Dunill and Co Ltd., at Jackfield in Shropshire.