Oil Paintings in Southampton and Isle of Wight
(Approx $44.80 or €33.60)
This catalogue reveals all the oil paintings in public collections in the City of Southampton, part of the ceremonial county of Hampshire, together with those from the Isle of Wight. Over 2,000 paintings are shown from 21 collections. Southampton City Art Gallery contributes just over half of the catalogue with one of the best collections of twentieth century British art in the United Kingdom. A fascinating variety of smaller museums are represented as are sizable collections in two hospitals and two universities. A further volume in the series will cover the collections in the rest of Hampshire.
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.