Oil Paintings in the Imperial War Museum
(Approx $44.80 or €33.60)
By the end of the First World War, the Imperial War Museum held the most important collection of contemporary British art in the country. Augmented by subsequent war artist schemes, the collection now offers a fascinating insight into twentieth century warfare both on the front line and at home. This catalogue reveals all the oil paintings - 1,870 in total. This includes important works of modern British art by artists such as Knight, the Nashes, Nevinson, Orpen, Sargent and Spencer, alongside more recent acquisitions.
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.