Oil Paintings in London: South East
(Approx $44.80 or €33.60)
This volume brings together over 2,300 oil paintings from 32 collections across the South East of London includingthose in the boroughs of Lewisham, Lambeth, Southwark, Greenwich and Bromley. The largest collection is that of the Dulwich Picture Gallery which houses one of the world’s most important collections of European old master paintings of the 1600s and 1700s. Also included are the Horniman Museum and Gardens, the Southwark Art Collection, Bromley Museum Service and Lewisham Local History and Archives Centre.
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.