Oil Paintings in the Government Art Collection
(Approx $44.80 or €33.60)
For just over a century, the British Government has collected works of art in a broad range of media. The Collection now comprises of 13, 000 works, mostly by British artists, which date from the 16th century to the present day. Works of art are on display in Government buildings in the UK and around the world. Bringing together all the oil paintings (some 2,500 works) for the first time, this catalogue provides a fascinating insight into the scope and diversity of this unique collection, which plays a key role in promoting British art and culture across 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.