Oil Paintings in The City of Westminster vol.II
(Approx $44.80 or €33.60)
This catalogue represents the second volume of paintings in Westminster and includes nearly 2,000 works from 25 collections. The organisations featured are at the heart of the nation and include state buildings, royal societies, universities and the City of Westminster itself. Illustrated are such diverse collections as the BBC, the Supreme Court and the Zoological Society as well as the London Transport Museum and the Fleming Collection of Scottish art. There is a rich variety of themes and periods ranging from Early Netherlandish panel paintings to the strikingly contemporary collection of Imperial College Healthcare Trust.
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.