200K Works of U. K. Art Online

14 Dec

Britain has digitized and posted its entire collection of publicly owned paintings–more than 200,000 works of art, some of it centuries old–at a site called Your Paintings: U. K.

A sample is this fine portrait of the British naturalist Gerald Durrell by British artist Ken Howard:

 

Gerald Durrell (1925–1995) 1980, by Ken Howard. <p>Gerald “Gerry” Malcolm Durrell, OBE was a naturalist, zookeeper, conservationist, author and television presenter. For this portrait he sat in The Flat at Les Augrès Manor, which is in the heart of the wildlife park of the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in Jersey. He is pictured in front of his collection of animal sculptures, carvings and ceramics.

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