This catalogue contains approximately 2,000 full colour images within 302 pages. The dimensions are 29.5 x 23.5 cm and the catalogues typically weigh between 1.8 - 2.8 kg.
As diverse as their region, over 2,000 paintings from 34 public collections are recorded in this volume. These collections vary from distinguished Old Masters at Compton Verney and the Herbert Museum and Art Gallery, Coventry, to local history in Bedworth and Solihull. Naïve paintings by often anonymous artists record the life and times of towns, villages and countryside, depicting coalmines, pastures and woods. More renowned artists record the history of the motor car, the industry at the centre of the region for 100 years. The collections of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, Stratford are unique in their dedication to Shakespearean theatre, while two university collections bring the art of the region up to the minute.
Alcester War Memorial Town Hall; Bedworth Civic Society; Berkswell Village Museum; British Motor Industry Heritage Trust; Chilvers Coton Heritage Centre; Compton Verney; Coventry Council House; Coventry Transport Museum; Coventry University; English Heritage, Kenilworth Castle; Exhall Grange Specialist School & Science College; George Eliot Hospital Chapel; Herbert Art Gallery & Museum; Jaguar Heritage; Leamington Spa Art Gallery & Museum; Nuneaton Museum and Art Gallery; Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire); Royal Shakespeare Company Collection; Rugby Art Gallery and Museum Art Collections; Shakespeare Birthplace Trust; Shakespeare Institute; Solihull Heritage & Local Studies Service; Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council, Mayor’s Parlour; St Mary's Guildhall; Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall; The Prison Service College; The Queen’s Own Hussars Museum; University of Warwick; Warwick Shire Hall; Warwick Town Council; Warwickshire Museum Service; Warwickshire Police; Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum