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February 2008

This catalogue contains 370 pages with over 2,500 full colour reproductions. The dimensions are 29.5 x 23.5 cm and the catalogues typically weigh between 1.8 - 2.8 kg.

In 1857, the Leeds cloth manufacturer John Sheepshanks gave 233 modern British oil paintings to found a 'National Gallery of British Art'. The gallery built for this gift is the oldest part of the Victoria and Albert Museum. Ever since, the V&A has acquired oil paintings - by gift and purchase- and currently has over 2,500 works in this medium. These range from medieval altarpieces to 19th century Iranian court paintings, and include masterpieces by Botticelli, Turner and Degas, as well as the principal collection of works by John Constable.

Collections included
Asian Collection; Childhood Collection; Furniture Collection; Metalwork Collection; Paintings Collection; Sculpture Collection; Theatre Collection; Victoria and Albert Museum

 

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