Oil Paintings in Hertfordshire
(Approx $44.80 or €33.60)
This volume shows some 1,500 oil paintings in public ownership in the county of Hertfordshire. Drawn from over 40 collections across the county including museums, art galleries, council buildings, educational establishments and public libraries, the paintings in this catalogue provide a fascinating insight into the cultural heritage of the county. The catalogue includes Bushey Museum and Art Gallery with its nationally important holding of paintings by Hubert von Herkomer and his students, together with several fine eighteenth-century paintings in the Watford Museum collection and Letchworth Museum and Art Gallery’s holding of early twentieth-century British works.
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.