Oil Paintings in Perth, Kinross and Angus
(Approx $44.80 or €33.60)
This catalogue presents the wealth and variety of publicly owned oil paintings in Perth, Kinross and Angus in north east Scotland. Some 2,000 paintings from 13 collections are reproduced here. Three quarters are held by the region’s two local authorities and displayed in museums, galleries and civic buildings. Others are housed in hospitals, a college, a leading scientific research institute and independent museums. These celebrate Scotland’s oldest Highland Regiment, its first free public lending library, Britain’s first operational Military airfield and the people who have made their home in this beautiful and distinctive part of the world.
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.