Oil Paintings in Cheshire
(Approx $44.80 or €33.60)
This Cheshire volume shows over 1,100 oil paintings from 26 publicly-owned collections in the county. The largest collection is that of Warrington Museum & Art Gallery with some 340 works, including paintings by local artists Luke Fildes, Henry Woods and James Charles. Paintings from the Cheshire collections range from works by J. M. W. Turner and Sir Joshua Reynolds at Tabley House to Methodist religious banners at Englesea Brook Chapel and Museum and railway paintings at Crewe Heritage Centre. The Grosvenor Museum, Chester includes works from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries and includes a collection of contemporary art celebrating the quality and diversity of the region.
The Public Catalogue Foundation is a charity passionate about making art accessible to the public and educational research. Between 2003 and 2012, they digitised all 210,000 oil paintings in public ownership around the United Kingdom (80% of which are not on view), resulting in this series of affordable catalogues and an online database. They are currently working to digitise the nation’s public sculpture collection.