Oil Paintings in Herefordhshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire
(Approx $44.80 or €33.60)
This volume reproduces 1,800 publicly owned paintings from 77 collections in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire. Works by Sir Frank Brangwyn, Dame Laura Knight, Benjamin Leader and Paul Nash feature alongside many lesser-known artists with a more local remit. This area includes the fringe of the Birmingham conurbation, represented here by the collections at Dudley Museums Service. Beyond this, however, these are rural counties punctuated by the cities of Hereford and Worcester, where the main collections are found at Hereford Museum and Art Gallery and Worcester City Museums respectively. Shropshire’s contribution to the Industrial Revolution is highlighted by the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust collection, while the largest collection in the county is situated at Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.
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.