Oil Paintings in Derbyshire
(Approx $44.80 or €33.60)
This Derbyshire volume includes some 1,000 paintings from publicly owned collections throughout the county. Revealing paintings both on display and in store, the works range from eighteenth century paintings by Joseph Wright of Derby to contemporary pieces. The catalogue gives a valuable insight into Derbyshire’s artistic and industrial heritage. Major collections shown include those from Derbyshire County Council and Derby City Council. Also included are paintings in Buxton Museum and Art Gallery, Chesterfield Museum & Art Gallery, Derby Museums and Art Gallery and the School Library Service as well as works from smaller local authorities, heritage centres, a school and a hospital.
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.