Search from a selection of the oil paintings from The Hepworth Wakefield's fine art collection.
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Many of these images have been generated with help from The Public Catalogue Foundation. The Foundation is a registered charity based in the National Gallery, London and was set up to photograph and record all oil, acrylic and tempera paintings in publicly owned collections in the UK. This includes works in museums (both on display and in store) as well as paintings in council buildings, universities, hospitals and other such public locations. It is estimated that there are over 150,000 such paintings in the UK. However, at any one time some 80% of these are hidden from public view, being either in storerooms or public buildings in official use.
The aim of the Foundation is to improve public access to these paintings. Eventually there will be affordable colour catalogues available on a county-by-county basis. The West Yorkshire catalogue, which contains all of Wakefield’s paintings was published in 2007.
We thank the efforts of The Public Catalogue Foundation for this opportunity to promote the collection to a wider public we thank the efforts of The Public Catalogue Foundation.
Woman and Goat by Robert Colquhoun (1914-1962) 1948 Oil on canvas 764mm x 564mm
The Lovers by Jean Antoine Watteau (follower of) (1684-1721) 1700 - 1750 Oil on canvas 338mm x 258mm