Oil Paintings in County Durham
(Approx $44.80 or €33.60)
This County Durham volume reveals all the oil paintings in public ownership in County Durham. By far the largests collection in this county is that of The Bowes Museum at Barnard Castle. Its fine holding of European paintings including works by El Greco, Goya and Tiepolo is made accessible in its entirety for the first time in this catalogue. Other collections shown include those of Durham University, Darlington Borough Art Collection, Durham County Council and Durham City Council.
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.