Oil Paintings in West Yorkshire
(Approx $44.80 or €33.60)
This West Yorkshire volume reveals all the oil paintings in public ownership in the county outside Leeds (this city was the subject of an earlier volume in the series, West Yorkshire: Leeds). By far the largest collection in this catalogue is that of Cartwright Hall in Bradford with its extensive holding of nineteenth and twentieth century works. Other large collections shown include Bankfield Museum in Halifax, Huddersfield Art Gallery and Wakefield Art Gallery. In total, some 3,000 paintings are reproduced in this catalogue.
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.