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110,000 Paintings Now Online!

Sara Hughes | 15:34 UK time, Thursday, 16 February 2012

Progress on Your Paintings is moving steadily towards our 200,000 target, with another 6,000 pictures just added.

These include 2,000 paintings from the London Borough of Camden and 3,000 from Merseyside.

Camden has ten varied and diverse collections including the Wellcome Library’s Historical Archive of Health and Wellbeing, and Central Saint Martins Art School. The collections include fantastic works by Canaletto, Hogarth, William Orpen, Terry Frost and Raqib Shaw amongst others.



An Election: 1. The Entertainment by William Hogarth

An Election: 1. The Entertainment (William Hogarth, Collection: Sir John Soane’s Museum)


The 3,000 paintings from National Museums Liverpool are located across seven Merseyside museum sites, including the Lady Lever Art Gallery, the Walker Art Gallery and The Museum of Liverpool

The Merseyside collections include works by Rembrandt and Rubens, along with later pieces by artists including Cézanne, Degas, Lucian Freud and Monet

These paintings are just some of the highlights from the 60 collections we’ve added.
You can browse the rest of the new additions or search your own region’s collections as well.

Don’t forget you can help the BBC and the Public Catalogue Foundation identify and catalogue what’s in each painting. Tagging is easy and fun and you don’t need to be an art expert to do it. The results will allow future users of the Your Paintings website to find paintings of subjects that interest them.

You can now find out the latest from @Your_Paintings on twitter.



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