Which literary character inspired this painting? The great British art quiz

Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery set today’s quiz, which let you explore the collections of British museums closed due to Covid-19 – all while answering some tricky questions

This quiz is brought to you in collaboration with Art UK, the online home for the UK’s public art collections, showing art from more than 3,000 venues and by 45,000 artists. Each day, a different collection on Art UK will set the questions.

Today, our questions are set by Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery. The museum houses a rich and fascinating collection of paintings, Japanese prints, Christian icons, medieval manuscripts, natural history specimens, Egyptian artefacts, coins and the local and social history of its home town. In addition to existing collections, generous bequests from Thomas Boys Lewis and Robert Edward Hart have helped to create a diverse and renowned collection. You can see art from Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery on Art UK here. Find out more on the museum’s website here.

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