Oil Paintings in National Trust Properties VI: Wales & Northern Ireland
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This catalogue includes over 1,300 oil paintings in 24 National Trust properties in the spectacular and diverse scenery of both Wales and Northern Ireland. The places range from the amazing Welsh castles of Penrhyn, Powis and Chirk to the hotels of Bodysgallen Hall, near Llandudno and that at the Giant’s Causeway near the famous heritage site on the north Antrim coast. They include the collections of the old Irish aristocratic families, like Castle Coole and Florence Court in Enniskillen and Castle Ward and Mount Stewart on Strangford Lough in County Down and Plas Newydd, the ancestral home of the Marquess of Anglesey on the Menai Straits as well as Plas yn Rhiw, a cottage with dramatic views overlooking Cardigan Bay. Paintings included are by artists as diverse as Rembrandt, Bellotto, Batoni, Stubbs and Rex Whistler.
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.