This catalogue contains over 2,000 full-colour images within 304 pages. The dimensions are 29.5 x 23.5 cm and the catalogues typically weigh between 1.8–2.8 kg.
This catalogue brings together some 2,000 oil paintings drawn from 27 collections across Cumbria, including those from Carlisle, Kendal, Wigton, Penrith, Whitehaven, Workington and Barrow-in-Furness. The large collection of Romneys at Abbot Hall (Lakeland Arts Trust), in Kendal constitutes a wonderfully varied overview of the artist’s career. Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery includes an impressive cache of contemporary works. The well-documented life and work of William Wordsworth in The Wordsworth Trust’s collection sits in the Lake District. John Ruskin’s former home at Brantwood and The Ruskin Museum, dedicated to his memory, can be found at Coniston. Smaller collections at Keswick Museum and Art Gallery, Kendal Town Council and the University of Cumbria further illuminate the history and artistic legacy of Cumbria.
Appleby-in-Westmorland Town Council; Barrow-in-Furness Borough Council; Carlisle City Council; Cumbria County Council; Eden District Council; Haig Colliery Mining Museum; Hawkshead Grammar School; Hawkshead Market Hall Trust; Helena Thompson Museum; Kendal Museum; Kendal Town Council; Keswick Museum and Art Gallery; King's Own Royal Border Regiment Museum; Lakeland Arts Trust; Maryport Maritime Museum; Millom Heritage Museum and Visitor Centre; Mountain Heritage Trust; The Armitt Museum and Library; The Beacon Museum; The Brantwood Trust; The Cockermouth Museum Group; The Dock Museum; The Ruskin Museum; The Wordsworth Trust; Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust; Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust; University of Cumbria; Wigton Town Council