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This selection is a reprise of an exhibition I curated at the Whitechapel Gallery in 2011, entitled Richard of York Gave Battle In Vain. All the works in the Whitechapel exhibition were taken from the Government Art Collection and chosen for their content and also their colour.The paintings were displayed in a salon hang, ordered according to their hue. For the ArtUK website I have similarly chosen works for their colour. I loved coming across paintings of ladies wearing red dresses, green dresses, blue dresses and yellow dresses.
The title Richard Of York.. is a mnemonic intended to help remember the colours of the rainbow. I dedicate this rainbow selection, chosen during the lockdown days of the Covid Pandemic, to our wonderful NHS.

Artists featured in this Curation: Luca Carlevarijs (1663–1730), Shani Rhys James (b.1953), Graham Vivian Sutherland (1903–1980), Stanley Cursiter (1887–1976), Patrick Heron (1920–1999), William Turnbull (1922–2012), Brian Hatton (1887–1916), Callum Innes (b.1962), James McBey (1883–1959), Georges van Houten (1888–1964), and 83 more
107 artworks
  • A Man Wearing a Red Coat c.1700–1710
    Luca Carlevarijs (1663–1730)
    Oil on canvas
    H 19.2 x W 9 cm
    Paintings Collection
    A Man Wearing a Red Coat
    Photo credit: Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • Red Self Portrait 1992
    Shani Rhys James (b.1953)
    Oil on canvas
    H 183.1 x W 122.2 cm
    Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales
    Red Self Portrait
    © Shani Rhys James. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

  • Red Landscape 1942
    Graham Vivian Sutherland (1903–1980)
    Oil on canvas
    H 68 x W 99.8 cm
    Southampton City Art Gallery
    Red Landscape
    © estate of Graham Sutherland. Photo credit: Southampton City Art Gallery

  • Red Lacquer 1922
    Stanley Cursiter (1887–1976)
    Oil on canvas
    H 40.4 x W 45.6 cm
    Orkney Islands Council
    Red Lacquer
    © estate of Stanley Cursiter. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: Alistair Peebles

  • Red Painting: 25 July 1963 1963
    Patrick Heron (1920–1999)
    Oil on canvas
    H 121.9 x W 152.4 cm
    National Galleries of Scotland
    Red Painting: 25 July 1963
    © the estate of Patrick Heron. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland

  • 15 – 1959 (Red Saturation) 1959
    William Turnbull (1922–2012)
    Oil on canvas
    H 178 x W 178 cm
    National Galleries of Scotland
    15 – 1959 (Red Saturation)
    © the estate of William Turnbull. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland

  • Portrait of a Girl in a Red Beret (Marjorie Hatton, 1895–1981) 1905
    Brian Hatton (1887–1916)
    Oil on canvas
    H 75 x W 66 cm
    Hereford Museum and Art Gallery
    Portrait of a Girl in a Red Beret (Marjorie Hatton, 1895–1981)
    Photo credit: Hereford Museum and Art Gallery

  • Exposed Painting, Cadmium Red Deep 1996
    Callum Innes (b.1962)
    Oil on canvas
    H 170.7 x W 163 cm
    Government Art Collection
    Exposed Painting, Cadmium Red Deep
    © the artist. Photo credit: Government Art Collection

  • Lady in a Red Dress 1925
    James McBey (1883–1959)
    Oil on canvas
    H 60.5 x W 49.7 cm
    Museums Sheffield
    Lady in a Red Dress
    © Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums. Photo credit: Museums Sheffield

  • Still Life with Red Roses and Other Flowers
    Georges van Houten (1888–1964)
    Oil on canvas
    H 44 x W 25 cm
    Examination Schools, University of Oxford
    Still Life with Red Roses and Other Flowers
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Examination Schools, University of Oxford

  • The Red Shawl 1908
    John Duncan Fergusson (1874–1961)
    Oil on canvas
    H 200 x W 84.8 cm
    University of Stirling
    The Red Shawl
    © The Fergusson Gallery, Perth and Kinross Council, Scotland. Photo credit: University of Stirling

  • Adrian Heath, was my tutor on my MA at Reading University 1990-92 along side painter Terry Frost who was taught painting by Adrian in a POW camp in 2nd WW.

    Composition: Red, Black and Grey 1958
    Adrian Heath (1920–1992)
    Oil on canvas
    H 71 x W 76 cm
    Jerwood Collection

  • Red Flowers
    Mary Linskill (1840–1891)
    Oil on board
    H 24.1 x W 15.2 cm
    Whitby Museum
    Red Flowers
    Photo credit: Whitby Museum

  • Portrait of a Lady in a Red Scarf 1954
    Georges van Houten (1888–1964)
    Oil on canvas
    H 47 x W 37 cm
    Examination Schools, University of Oxford
    Portrait of a Lady in a Red Scarf
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Examination Schools, University of Oxford

  • Red Roses 1948
    Hannes Hammerschmidt (1898–1971)
    Oil on board
    H 38.1 x W 33 cm
    Whitby Museum
    Red Roses
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Whitby Museum

  • Geraniums 1937
    Thomas Balston (1883–1967)
    Oil on canvas
    H 40.7 x W 51 cm
    Manchester Art Gallery
    Geraniums
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

  • Margo Ingham 1951
    Ian Grant (1904–1993)
    Oil on canvas
    H 91.6 x W 70.7 cm
    Manchester Art Gallery
    Margo Ingham
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

  • Portrait of a Woman in Red
    James McBey (1883–1959)
    Oil on canvas
    H 55.1 x W 42.1 cm
    Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums
    Portrait of a Woman in Red
    © Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums. Photo credit: Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums

  • Untitled 2010
    Kelly Gray
    Oil, emulsion & gloss paint on board
    H 200 x W 51 cm
    University of Dundee, Duncan of Jordanstone College Collection
    Untitled
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: University of Dundee, Duncan of Jordanstone College Collection

  • Gunga, a Hindu from Oudh and a Chaprasi (messenger) of No. 22 Astronomical Survey Party (of which Captain Sidney Burrard was in charge) 1894
    Gertrude Ellen Burrard (1860–1928)
    Oil on canvas
    H 59.3 x W 44.2 cm
    National Army Museum
    Gunga, a Hindu from Oudh and a Chaprasi (messenger) of No. 22 Astronomical Survey Party (of which Captain Sidney Burrard was in charge)
    Photo credit: National Army Museum

  • Zero 2 1999
    Carol Robertson (b.1955)
    Oil on canvas
    H 69 x W 69 cm
    Government Art Collection
    Zero 2
    © the artist/courtesy Flowers Gallery, London and New York. Photo credit: Government Art Collection

  • Prince Maurice of Orange-Nassau (1567–1625), General and Stadtholder of the Netherlands
    Jan Anthonisz. van Ravesteyn (c.1570–1657) (after)
    Oil on canvas
    H 60.5 x W 47.7 cm
    National Galleries of Scotland
    Prince Maurice of Orange-Nassau (1567–1625), General and Stadtholder of the Netherlands
    Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland

  • Untitled 1969
    Geoff Machin (b.1937)
    Emulsion on canvas
    H 150.5 x W 210.8 cm
    Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre
    Untitled
    © the artist. Photo credit: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

  • No. 7/73 1973
    Jeremy Moon (1934–1973)
    Oil on canvas
    H 98 x W 103.5 cm
    National Galleries of Scotland
    No. 7/73
    © the estate of Jeremy Moon. Photo credit: National Galleries of Scotland

  • Edmund Kean (1787–1833), as Sir Giles Overreach in 'A New Way to Pay Old Debts' by Philip Massinger 1820
    George Clint (1770–1854)
    Oil on canvas
    H 28 x W 22.9 cm
    Paintings Collection
    Edmund Kean (1787–1833), as Sir Giles Overreach in 'A New Way to Pay Old Debts' by Philip Massinger
    Photo credit: Victoria and Albert Museum, London

  • Yellow and Grey 1962
    Michael Kidner (1917–2009)
    Oil on canvas on board
    H 121 x W 101 cm
    Kirklees Museums and Galleries
    Yellow and Grey
    © the artist's estate/courtesy Flowers Gallery, London. Photo credit: Kirklees Museums and Galleries

  • Sketch of a Still Life with Patterned Bowl and Oranges 1920–1930
    George Clausen (1852–1944)
    Oil on canvas
    H 29 x W 36 cm
    Royal Academy of Arts
    Sketch of a Still Life with Patterned Bowl and Oranges
    Photo credit: Royal Academy of Arts

  • Exposed Painting, Cadmium Red Pale,Orange 2000
    Callum Innes (b.1962)
    Oil on canvas
    H 92.8 x W 89.6 cm
    Government Art Collection
    Exposed Painting, Cadmium Red Pale,Orange
    © the artist. Photo credit: Government Art Collection

  • After the Deluge 1885–1886
    George Frederic Watts (1817–1904)
    Oil on canvas
    H 104 x W 178 cm
    Watts Gallery – Artists' Village
    After the Deluge
    Photo credit: Watts Gallery – Artists' Village

  • Portrait of a Seated Lady in Yellow and Green Reading
    Georges van Houten (1888–1964)
    Oil on canvas
    H 91 x W 73 cm
    Examination Schools, University of Oxford
    Portrait of a Seated Lady in Yellow and Green Reading
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Examination Schools, University of Oxford

  • Daffodils 2005
    Michele Elizabeth Field (1953–2014)
    Acrylic on canvas
    H 76.1 x W 30.6 cm
    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
    Daffodils
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Richard Garrett (1779–1837)
    unknown artist
    Oil on canvas
    H 75 x W 61 cm
    Long Shop Museum
    Richard Garrett (1779–1837)
    Photo credit: Long Shop Museum

  • Three Quinces 1964
    Eliot Hodgkin (1905–1987)
    Tempera on panel
    H 25 x W 24 cm
    Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow
    Three Quinces
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: The Hunterian, University of Glasgow

  • Girl in a Green Dress 1954
    Lucian Freud (1922–2011)
    Tempera on board
    H 32.5 x W 23.6 cm
    Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre
    Girl in a Green Dress
    © Lucian Freud Archive / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

  • Late Summer in the Severn Valley
    Alastair Frederick Flattely (1922–2009)
    Oil on canvas
    H 99 x W 150 cm
    RWA (Royal West of England Academy)
    Late Summer in the Severn Valley
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: RWA (Royal West of England Academy)

  • Yellow Chrysanthemum 1997
    Yasuo Imai (b.1965)
    Acrylic on wood panel
    H 80.5 x W 60.5 cm
    The Aldrich Collection, University of Brighton
    Yellow Chrysanthemum
    © the artist. Photo credit: The Aldrich Collection, University of Brighton

  • Girl in a Yellow Jumper c.1940–1945
    Emmanuel Levy (1900–1986)
    Oil on canvas
    H 60.5 x W 50 cm
    Salford Museum & Art Gallery
    Girl in a Yellow Jumper
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Salford Museum & Art Gallery

  • Untitled c.1950–2
    Mark Rothko (1903–1970)
    Oil on canvas
    H 190 x W 101.1 cm
    Tate
    Untitled
    © 1998 Kate Rothko Prizel & Christopher Rothko ARS, NY and DACS, London. Photo credit: Tate

  • Two Boats with Yellow Sails and Lighthouse
    Alfred Wallis (1855–1942)
    Oil & graphite on card
    H 10.5 x W 17.5 cm
    Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge
    Two Boats with Yellow Sails and Lighthouse
    Photo credit: Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge

  • I chose this Craigie Aitchison for my 2011 Whitechapel Gallery coincidently titled Richard of York Gave Battle In Vain.

    Alton Peters 1983
    Craigie Ronald John Aitchison (1926–2009)
    Oil on canvas
    H 76 x W 63 cm
    Government Art Collection
    Alton Peters
    © the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Government Art Collection

  • The Yellow Parasol 1935
    Lotte Laserstein (1898–1993)
    Oil on paper
    H 58 x W 44 cm
    Leicester Museums and Galleries
    The Yellow Parasol
    © DACS 2021. Photo credit: Leicester Museums and Galleries

  • Pauline in the Yellow Dress 1944
    Herbert James Gunn (1893–1964)
    Oil on canvas
    H 150 x W 120 cm
    Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library
    Pauline in the Yellow Dress
    © estate of the artist. Photo credit: Harris Museum, Art Gallery & Library

  • 'Yellow Bow' 1970s
    George Mackie (1920–2020)
    Acrylic on board
    H 25.5 x W 31.5 cm
    Aberdeen Maritime Museum
    'Yellow Bow'
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Aberdeen Maritime Museum

  • Yellow Harmony
    George Herbert Buckingham Holland (1901–1987)
    Oil on board
    H 18.5 x W 25.5 cm
    Northampton Museums & Art Gallery
    Yellow Harmony
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Northampton Museums & Art Gallery

  • Nice.

    Verge 1976
    John Hoyland (1934–2011)
    Acrylic on canvas
    H 190 x W 129.8 cm
    The Courtauld, London (Samuel Courtauld Trust)
    Verge
    © estate of John Hoyland. All rights reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: The Courtauld

  • Lady in Green Evening Dress 1921
    Georges van Houten (1888–1964)
    Oil on canvas
    H 73 x W 60 cm
    Examination Schools, University of Oxford
    Lady in Green Evening Dress
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Examination Schools, University of Oxford

  • Green Island 1958
    Henri Hayden (1883–1970)
    Oil on canvas
    H 46 x W 55.5 cm
    Walker Art Gallery
    Green Island
    © ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2021. Photo credit: Walker Art Gallery

  • This painting by Dan Hays won the 1997 John Moore's painting prize. I was one of the judges so it is great to come across his painting again, it still seems fresh. The exhibition took place at the Walker Art Gallery Liverpool.

    Harmony in Green 1997
    Dan Hays (b.1966)
    Acrylic on canvas
    H 171 x W 246 cm
    Walker Art Gallery
    Harmony in Green
    © the artist. Photo credit: Walker Art Gallery

  • Green Tree Form 1940
    Graham Vivian Sutherland (1903–1980)
    Oil on canvas
    H 60.5 x W 54.5 cm
    British Council Collection
    Green Tree Form
    © estate of Graham Sutherland. Photo credit: British Council Collection

  • Chance and Order 4 (Green) 1970
    Kenneth Martin (1905–1984)
    Oil on canvas
    H 122 x W 122 cm
    Government Art Collection
    Chance and Order 4 (Green)
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Government Art Collection

  • The Green Roof 1963
    Ian Simpson (1933–2011)
    Oil on hardboard
    H 75.9 x W 91.4 cm
    Glasgow Museums
    The Green Roof
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Glasgow Museums

  • Composition in Pink and Green 1931
    Cathleen Mann (1896–1959)
    Oil on canvas
    H 111.7 x W 82.1 cm
    Museums Sheffield
    Composition in Pink and Green
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Museums Sheffield

  • I love Rose Wylie.

    Silent Light 2008
    Rose Wylie (b.1934)
    Oil on canvas
    H 183 x W 336 cm
    Jerwood Collection

  • Daphne Spencer with a Green Scarf 1953
    Stanley Spencer (1891–1959)
    Oil on canvas
    H 45.5 x W 35.5 cm
    Jerwood Collection

  • Green and Brown Windbreakers c.1955
    Albert Reuss (1889–1975)
    Oil on canvas
    H 59.7 x W 71 cm
    Newlyn Art Gallery
    Green and Brown Windbreakers
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Newlyn Art Gallery

  • I love Vuillard.

    Lady in Green 1905
    Édouard Vuillard (1868–1940)
    Oil on millboard
    H 30.2 x W 22.5 cm
    Glasgow Museums
    Lady in Green
    Photo credit: Glasgow Museums

  • Flower Pots in a Greenhouse 1950–1968
    John Randall Bratby (1928–1992)
    Oil on canvas
    H 68.6 x W 48.2 cm
    Manchester Art Gallery
    Flower Pots in a Greenhouse
    © the artist's estate / Bridgeman Images. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

  • Green Head 1978
    Elisabeth Frink (1930–1993)
    Pencil & watercolour on paper
    H 78.7 x W 55.9 cm
    The Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art
    Green Head
    © The Executors of the Frink Estate and Archive. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: The Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art

  • This work by David Batchelor was also in my selection of paintings from the original Richard of York Gave Battle In Vain exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery 2011. He has written extensively about colour. Most renown is book Chromophobia.

    Shelf-Like No. 5 (Green) 1999
    David Batchelor (b.1955)
    Acrylic steel & paint
    H 40 x W 100 x D 13 cm
    Government Art Collection
    Shelf-Like No. 5 (Green)
    © David Batchelor. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2021. Photo credit: Government Art Collection

  • Green Apples on a Bamboo Table 1941
    Lawrence Gowing (1918–1991)
    Oil on canvas
    H 21.6 x W 40 cm
    Nottingham City Museums & Galleries
    Green Apples on a Bamboo Table
    © estate of Sir Lawrence Gowing. Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums & Galleries

  • A Dancer in a Green Dress, Marie c.1916
    Walter Richard Sickert (1860–1942)
    Oil on canvas
    H 49.5 x W 39.4 cm
    British Council Collection
    A Dancer in a Green Dress, Marie
    Photo credit: British Council Collection

  • love Sickert.

    The Yellow Sleeve 1903–1904
    Walter Richard Sickert (1860–1942)
    Oil on canvas
    H 38.5 x W 46.1 cm
    Leicester Museums and Galleries
    The Yellow Sleeve
    Photo credit: Leicester Museums and Galleries

  • Salisbury Green 1964
    Tess Jaray (b.1937)
    Oil on canvas
    H 157 x W 128 cm
    University of Warwick
    Salisbury Green
    © the artist. Photo credit: University of Warwick

  • Untitled c.1960–1961
    Helen Frankenthaler (1928–2011)
    Acrylic on paper
    H 58 x W 73 cm
    Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge
    Untitled
    © estate of Helen Frankenthaler/ARS, NY and DACS, London 2021. Photo credit: Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge

  • Guild Street No. 3 1983
    Alexander Fraser (1940–2020)
    Acrylic on canvas
    H 213.4 x W 125 cm
    Chelmsford Museums
    Guild Street No. 3
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Chelmsford Museums

  • Guild Street No. 8
    Alexander Fraser (1940–2020)
    Oil on canvas
    H 212 x W 212 cm
    Grampian Hospitals Art Trust
    Guild Street No. 8
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Grampian Hospitals Art Trust

  • Process Painting-Blue Vertical LXXIII(i)-IIIm-26
    Eric Cameron (b.1935)
    Oil on canvas
    H 122.5 x W 122.2 cm
    The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds
    Process Painting-Blue Vertical LXXIII(i)-IIIm-26
    © the artist. Photo credit: The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds

  • Minuet 1966
    Tess Jaray (b.1937)
    Oil on canvas
    H 180 x W 228 cm
    Museums Sheffield
    Minuet
    © the artist. Photo credit: Museums Sheffield

  • Lady in Blue and White Reading a Letter 1946
    Georges van Houten (1888–1964)
    Oil on board
    H 61 x W 50 cm
    Examination Schools, University of Oxford
    Lady in Blue and White Reading a Letter
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Examination Schools, University of Oxford

  • The White Hat 1934
    Brynhild Parker (1907–1987)
    Oil on canvas
    H 60.9 x W 50.1 cm
    Manchester Art Gallery
    The White Hat
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

  • Portrait of a Lady in Blue, Modelled on Queen Henrietta Maria 19th C
    Anthony van Dyck (1599–1641) (style of)
    Oil on canvas
    H 77.5 x W 66 cm
    National Trust, Lodge Park and Sherborne Estate
    Portrait of a Lady in Blue, Modelled on Queen Henrietta Maria
    Photo credit: National Trust Images

  • 'I will be good' 2002
    Toby Mott (b.1964)
    Acrylic on canvas
    H 80 x W 30 cm
    Victoria and Albert Museum
    'I will be good'
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Fiskars

  • Sad self portrait, painted by Victor Willing when he knew he was dying. He was 60 years old and knew he would never make 70.

    Self Portrait at 70 1987
    Victor Willing (1928–1988)
    Oil on canvas
    H 56 x W 56 cm
    Pallant House Gallery
    Self Portrait at 70
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

  • Miss Ann Knox
    Adrian Maurice Daintrey (1902–1988)
    Oil on canvas
    H 61.2 x W 51.1 cm
    Manchester Art Gallery
    Miss Ann Knox
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

  • Seascape from the 'Umberleigh' 1933–1934
    John Everett (1876–1949)
    Oil on paper
    H 25.5 x W 35.5 cm
    National Maritime Museum
    Seascape from the 'Umberleigh'
    © National Maritime Museum. Photo credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London

  • Head of a Child c.1953
    Archibald A. McGlashan (1888–1980)
    Oil on canvas
    H 38.8 x W 43.2 cm
    Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture
    Head of a Child
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture

  • Untitled (White Dungarees on Blue Background) 1999
    Lucy Jones (b.1955)
    Oil on canvas
    H 119.4 x W 88.9 cm
    Yale Center for British Art
    Untitled (White Dungarees on Blue Background)
    © the artist/courtesy Flowers Gallery, London and New York. Photo credit: Yale Center for British Art

  • The Blue Blouse (Eléni Zompolides, 1880–1958) c.1910
    Harold Gilman (1876–1919)
    Oil on canvas
    H 60.9 x W 45.7 cm
    Leeds Museums and Galleries
    The Blue Blouse (Eléni Zompolides, 1880–1958)
    Photo credit: Bridgeman Images

  • Jessie McTavish 1921
    Robert Duddingstone Herdman (1863–1922)
    Oil on board
    H 30 x W 22.5 cm
    Maggie's Dundee
    Jessie McTavish
    Photo credit: Maggie's Dundee

  • Lady in a Blue Shirt Tending a Plant 1955
    Georges van Houten (1888–1964)
    Oil on canvas
    H 73 x W 60 cm
    Examination Schools, University of Oxford
    Lady in a Blue Shirt Tending a Plant
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Examination Schools, University of Oxford

  • Still Life with Blue Jug, Fan and an Apple
    Francis Campbell Boileau Cadell (1883–1937)
    Oil on panel
    H 35.5 x W 44 cm
    National Trust for Scotland, Brodie Castle
    Still Life with Blue Jug, Fan and an Apple
    Photo credit: National Trust for Scotland, Brodie Castle

  • Flat Painting
    Geoffrey Teasdale (b.1943)
    Oil on canvas
    H 182.9 x W 182.9 cm
    Leeds Museums and Galleries
    Flat Painting
    © the artist. Photo credit: Leeds Museums and Galleries

  • A lady in distress.

    Portrait of a Lady 1838
    R. W. Brown
    Oil on canvas
    H 76 x W 63 cm
    The Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate
    Portrait of a Lady
    Photo credit: The Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate

  • Untitled
    Olga Barlow
    Oil on canvas
    H 60 x W 74 cm
    Imperial Health Charity Art Collection
    Untitled
    © the copyright holder. Photo credit: Imperial Health Charity Art Collection

  • Portrait of a Boy in a Blue Coat 18th C
    British (English) School
    Oil on canvas
    H 73.5 x W 63 cm
    Jane Austen’s House
    Portrait of a Boy in a Blue Coat
    Photo credit: Jane Austen’s House

  • Lovely Barrie Cook painting, it was also in my selection of paintings for the original Richard of York Gave Battle In Vain exhibition at the Whitechapel Gallery in 2011.

    No. 2 Untitled 1976
    Barrie Cook (1929–2020)
    Acrylic on paper
    H 114.6 x W 139.4 cm
    Government Art Collection
    No. 2 Untitled
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Government Art Collection

  • Blue Pietà 1992
    Joanna Price (b.1956)
    Oil on canvas
    H 183 x W 183 cm
    Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre
    Blue Pietà
    © the artist. Photo credit: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

  • Hen Löwr (Old Miner) 1976
    Jack Crabtree (b.1938)
    Oil on canvas
    H 40.5 x W 30.2 cm
    Bodelwyddan Castle Trust
    Hen Löwr (Old Miner)
    © the artist. Photo credit: Bodelwyddan Castle Trust

  • Memories 1926
    George James Coates (1869–1930)
    Oil on panel
    H 50.4 x W 37.9 cm
    Manchester Art Gallery
    Memories
    Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

  • Aeroplane 1977–1983
    Peter Kinley (1926–1988)
    Oil on canvas
    H 154.3 x W 188 cm
    Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre
    Aeroplane
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

  • Winspit, Dorset 2008
    John Bowen (b.1940)
    Acrylic on canvas
    H 75.5 x W 75 cm
    Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
    Winspit, Dorset
    © the artist. Photo credit: Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • IKB 79 1959
    Yves Klein (1928–1962)
    Paint on canvas on wood
    H 139.7 x W 119.7 cm
    Tate
    IKB 79
    © Succession Yves Klein c/o ADAGP, Paris and DACS, London 2021. Photo credit: Tate

  • Pastoral
    Grahame Ashcroft (b.1943)
    Oil on board
    H 25.4 x W 20.4 cm
    Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust
    Pastoral
    © the artist. Photo credit: Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust

  • Gracie Fields (1898–1979) 1998
    Keith John Turley (b.1950)
    Oil on canvas
    H 59 x W 49 cm
    Rochdale Arts & Heritage Service
    Gracie Fields (1898–1979)
    © the artist. Photo credit: Rochdale Arts & Heritage Service

  • Landscape, Aix-en-Provence 1937
    Matthew Arnold Bracy Smith (1879–1959)
    Oil on canvas
    H 53.3 x W 81.7 cm
    British Council Collection
    Landscape, Aix-en-Provence
    © by permission of the copyright holder. Photo credit: British Council Collection

  • White Dahlia in a Blue Jug 1937
    Matthew Arnold Bracy Smith (1879–1959)
    Oil on canvas
    H 81.5 x W 65 cm
    British Council Collection
    White Dahlia in a Blue Jug
    © by permission of the copyright holder. Photo credit: British Council Collection

  • Guinea Pig 1995
    Dan Hays (b.1966)
    Oil on canvas
    H 16 x W 22 cm
    Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre
    Guinea Pig
    © the artist. Photo credit: Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London

  • Mountain Series 2001–2002
    Nicky Hodge (b.1957)
    Oil on board
    H 10 x W 12 cm
    Lewisham College
    Mountain Series
    © the artist. Photo credit: Lewisham College

  • Head 1998
    Richard Patterson (b.1963)
    Oil on canvas
    H 66 x W 66 cm
    British Council Collection
    Head
    © the artist, courtesy of the Timothy Taylor Gallery, London. Photo credit: British Council Collection

  • Still Life with Shadow of Kettle 1966
    James H. Fairgrieve (b.1944)
    Oil on canvas
    H 26 x W 36 cm
    Edinburgh College of Art (University of Edinburgh)
    Still Life with Shadow of Kettle
    © the artist. Photo credit: Edinburgh College of Art (University of Edinburgh)

  • Portrait of a Young Girl with a Book
    Marie-Louise Roosevelt Pierrepont (1889–1984)
    Oil on canvas
    H 61 x W 51 cm
    The Pierrepont Collection
    Portrait of a Young Girl with a Book
    © The Stonebridge Trust. Photo credit: The Pierrepont Collection

  • Peter Davies
    Mike Silva (b.1970)
    Oil on canvas
    H 76.2 x W 66.2 cm
    British Council Collection
    Peter Davies
    © the artist. Photo credit: British Council Collection

  • Raincity 2003
    Diana Hadden (b.1940)
    Oil on canvas
    H 153 x W 216 cm
    Ulster University
    Raincity
    © the artist. Photo credit: Ulster University

  • Principal J. Maxwell Irvine 1996
    Alexander Fraser (1940–2020)
    Oil on canvas
    H 114 x W 100 cm
    University of Aberdeen
    Principal J. Maxwell Irvine
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: University of Aberdeen

  • A Group of Polish Pilots 1960s
    Patrick Procktor (1936–2003)
    Oil on canvas
    H 17.5 x W 25 cm
    Royal Air Force Museum
    A Group of Polish Pilots
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Royal Air Force Museum

  • Hilda, née Davenport, Mrs Cuthbert Leicester Warren (1879–1954) 1950
    Simon Elwes (1902–1975)
    Oil on canvas
    H 89 x W 68.6 cm
    Tabley House Collection
    Hilda, née Davenport, Mrs Cuthbert Leicester Warren (1879–1954)
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Tabley House Collection

  • I know this painting doesn't fit in my colour coding, but I really wanted to include it. Perhaps it is made by mixing all the colours of the rainbow together?

    Head of an Old Man
    Mervyn Peake (1911–1968)
    Oil on canvas
    H 34.3 x W 25.4 cm
    Nottingham City Museums & Galleries
    Head of an Old Man
    © the artist's estate. Photo credit: Nottingham City Museums & Galleries