Camden Volume 1 Public Catalogue Foundation
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Camden Vol. I

Code 9781909475007CAMDIHB
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Oil Paintings in Public Ownership in Camden Vol. I lists 2,000 paintings in public ownership recorded by the Public Catalogue Foundation.

August 2013

This catalogue contains over 2,000 full-colour images within 352 pages. The dimensions are 29.5 x 23.5 cm and the catalogues typically weigh between 1.8–2.8 kg.

This first volume of paintings from the London Borough of Camden contains over 2,000 paintings from 10 diverse collections and includes works by Canaletto, Hogarth, Benjamin West, William Orpen, Duncan Grant, Terry Frost and Raqib Shaw. By far the largest collection is that of the Wellcome Library whose paintings offer an insight into the history of health and wellbeing. There are also hospital collections from University College London Hospitals and the Royal Free. The work of young artists at Central Saint Martins and established twentieth-century names such as John Craxton and Prunella Clough in Camden Council’s collection sit alongside Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress at Sir John Soane’s Museum, illustrating the extraordinary richness of work in this most artistic of boroughs.

Collections included

Burgh House and Hampstead Museum; Camden Local Studies and Archives Centre; Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design; London Borough of Camden; London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Royal Free Hospital; School of Oriental and African Studies; Sir John Soane’s Museum; University College London Hospitals; Wellcome Library

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