Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery (PCMAG) holds a large collection of oil paintings, amassed during its 100-year history. Works span the 16th to 21st centuries representing artists from Tiepolo to Burne-Jones and Kurt Jackson. The collection was developed to represent the rich artistic heritage of the south west, containing works by local artists such as James Northcote, Samuel Prout and Benjamin Robert Haydon. The Designated Cottonian Collection of Old Master Prints and Drawings was transferred to the City in 1915 and contains a number of portraits by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Works in the collection have been donated or acquired with the assistance of funding bodies. PCMAG is still actively collecting, focussing on expanding the breadth and context of the collection as well as striving to acquire contemporary works. Perhaps PCMAG’s most notable painting is 'A Fish Sale on a Cornish Beach' by Stanhope Forbes. In addition, 'Napoleon on the ''Bellerophon'' by Jules Giradet and 'Elizabeth I' by Zucchero, dated to the 16th century, are firm favourites. PCMAG’s building is closed for the development of a new History Centre. The Museum is ‘On Tour’ and continuing to make collections accessible through offsite exhibitions as well as in long-term venues including The National Trust, Buckland Abbey and Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park. Visit https://www.plymhearts.org for more information.
Plymouth City Council: Museum and Art Gallery
Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AJ England
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02 October 2013