BBC YOUR PAINTINGS LINK

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    dutchmaster2
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    Went on to the BBC website today and found this interesting link:http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/paintings/search/painted_by/robert-oskar-lenkiewiczMaybe TLF should be listing their images on this website?The website states:There are an estimated 200,000 oil paintings in the UK's national collection. To give a sense of the scale of the collection, the National Gallery in London has around 2,300 oil paintings. So it's nearly one hundred times the size of that.The collection includes works by some of the greatest painters of the last 700 years, as well as paintings by thousands of lesser known artists. It offers a remarkable insight into the history, landscape and culture of the United Kingdom.Paintings owned by the state and local authorities together with those held in charitable trusts for the benefit of the public make up the national collection shown on the Your Paintings website. In addition, a small number of important collections that are not in public ownership nor normally open to the public are also being included. For example this will include paintings in Bishop’s palaces and Oxford and Cambridge Colleges.Local authority and national museum collections make up the majority of the institutions represented. Paintings held by universities, hospitals, town halls, local libraries and even a lighthouse are also on the site. The site also includes collections held by national organisations such the National Trust, English Heritage, the Government Art Collection and Arts Council England.

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    Francis
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    It's a good point. TLF has just signed up to the Public Collections Foudation:http://www.thepcf.org.uk/collections/122which I think is the same thing.

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