Oil Paintings in Nottinghamshire
(Approx $44.80 or €33.60)
This volume reveals all the oil paintings in public ownership in the county of Nottinghamshire. It shows some 1,700 paintings on display or in store across 38 collections. The largest collection is that of Nottingham City Museums and Galleries with over 700 paintings ranging from Old Masters to contemporary works as well as works by important local artists such as Richard Bonington, William Nicholson, Laura and Harold Knight and Arthur Spooner. Other notable collections including Newstead Abbey, Bassetlaw Museum and The University of Nottingham are joined in the catalogue by paintings held by local libraries, hospitals and schools. The catalogue highlights the broad scope and importance of the county's paintings.
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.