Our collaboration with Ikon Gallery, Birmingham - John Flaxman: Line to Contour, was accompanied by a catalogue (£15) which includes an essay by David Bindman,
Emeritus Professor, History of Art, UCL.
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UCL Art Collections: An Introduction and Guide | Oil Paintings in Public Ownership in London: The Slade and UCL | Past Publications by UCL Art Collections | Publication titles
UCL Art Museum produced this comprehensive guide to the UCL art collections in 2008 with funding from the UCL Museums, Heritage and Cultural Property Committee. The guide outlines the collection's history, including the stories behind major gifts, along with detailed descriptions of over 70 highlights of the collections.
The collection contains over 10,000 artworks dating from the 1470s to the present day, and includes old master prints and drawings, neo-classical sculptures, nineteenth-century watercolours, twentieth-century figure paintings, contemporary prints, and time-based media works. These diverse objects are linked by a history of educational use, and the belief of their donors in the importance of art objects for encouraging learning. Many beautiful and important individual artworks are held in the collection, but groups of work such as the Grote, Flaxman and Slade collections are equally important in documenting the history of collecting, sculptors’ studio practice, and the history of art education.
Over the years the collection has both inspired and documented the making and teaching of art, and it continues to be a vital resource for teaching, research, exhibitions and events, used and enjoyed by staff, students and the general public.
The guide is edited by Dr. Emma Chambers, who managed the collections for over a decade, with contributions from other curatorial staff.
Slade School of Fine Art has attracted many of the leading names in
British art since its foundation in 1871. For the first time in its
history, Oil Paintings in Public Ownership in London: The Slade and
UCL (published 2005 by the Public Catalogue Foundation) enables the
public to see all the oil paintings in the Slade Collections at the
University College London as well as those in the various departments
of UCL. Some 750 full-colour reproductions allow the public to
discover early treasures by artists including David Bomberg, Dora
Carrington, Paula Rego and Stanley Spencer among others.
The Public Catalogue Foundation, a registered charity, has been set up to record the nation’s entire collection of oil paintings in public ownership and to make this accessible through a series of affordable catalogues. The catalogues are produced on a county-by-county basis. On completion, the series will allow us to see a colour illustration and brief description of every oil painting in our national collection. Collections retain the revenue from the catalogues they sell, and use it for the conservation and restoration of oil paintings in their care.
To order a copy of Oil Paintings in Public
Ownership in London: The Slade and UCL please send a cheque payable
to ‘University College London’ to UCL Art Museum, The Wilkins Building, South Cloisters, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT.
The price is £15 for softback cover or £35 for hardback cover. Please
include £4.50 per copy for pack & post.
To find out more about the Public Catalogue Foundation please click here. You can also explore and tag our paintings on the newly launched Your Paintings website. This is a joint initiative between the BBC, the Public Catalogue Foundation and participating collections and museums across the UK. The website aims to show the entire UK national collection of oil paintings and the stories behind them.
To view a list of artists for whom UCL Art Collections are seeking copyright permission please click here. If you are the artist, or a copyright holder for work by an artist listed we would like to hear from you.
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- Violent Earth: The Unique Legacy of Dr. Johnston-Lavis. Emma Chambers, Jayne Dunn, John Guest and Wendy Kirk. 2005. £7.00 Softback
- Oil Paintings in Public Ownership in London: The Slade and UCL. Public Catalogue Foundation. 200. £15.00 softback, £ 35.00 hardback
- Slade Prints of the 1950s: Richard Hamilton, Stanley Jones and Bartolomeu dos Santos. Catherine Allison, Sara Gelfand, Harriet O’Neill, Johanna Plant and Joanne Wilson. 2005. £6.00
- Student Stars at the Slade 1894 – 1899: Augustus John and William Orpen. Emma Chambers. 2004. £6.00
- The hero at home in France: Lithographs by Nicolas-Toussaint Charlet 1792-1845. Tom Gretton (Ed.) 2004. £4.00
- Paper Cities: Topography and Imagination in Urban Europe c. 1490 – 1789. Tarnya Cooper and Daisy Hawker. 2003. £8.00
- John Flaxman: Master of the Purest Line. David Bindman (Ed.) 2003. £14.95
- Henry Tonks: Art and Surgery. Emma Chambers. 2002. £6.00
- The Graphic Art of Eric Kennington. Jonathan Black. 2001. £6.00
- Two Slade Students 1947-1955: J.A.W. Simons and Stephen Chaplin. Emma Chambers and Stephen Chaplin. 2001. £3.50
- Affecting Moments: Prints of English Literature Made in the Age of Romantic Sensibility 1775-1800. David Alexander. 2000. £5.00
- Drawing Practices, Mediums and Methods 1500-1950. Tarnya Cooper. 2000. £3.50
- The Wood-Engraving Revival and the Slade, 1921-1950 (Photocopy only). Susan Owens. 1999. Out of print £1.50
- Prints as Propaganda: The German Reformation. History of Art Dept., UCL. 1999. £5.00
- Etching in England. Emma Chambers. 1999. £2.00
- The Old Radical: Representations of Jeremy Bentham. Catherine Fuller. 1998. £6.00
- C. J. Grant’s Political Drama: A Radical Satirist Rediscovered. History of Art Dept., UCL. 1998. £5.00
After Delaroche: Art and its Reproductions in Mid-Ninteenth Century France. Stephen Bann. 1998. £2.00
- Industry and Idleness: the Moral Geography of Hogarth’s London. David Bindman. 1997. £2.00
Refashioning Death: Vanitas and Memento Mori Prints from Northern Europe. Tarnya Cooper. 1997. £2.00
- Philip Reisman’s Etchings: Printmaking and Politics in New York 1926-1933. Andrew Hemingway. 1996. £2.00
- Drawing on Canada: William Townsend. Charlotte Townsend-Gault. 1995. £2.00
Jesse Dale Cast (1900-1976), Art and Life. David Cast. 1994. £2.00
Origin and Originality: Copied Drawings from the Grote Collection. Tarnya Cooper. 1994. £2.00
Re-Presenting the Assassination of Marat (Photocopy only). History of Art Dept., UCL. 1993.Out of print £2.00
Turner and Constable; Mezzotints from the College Art Collections. Luke Hermann. 1993. £2.00
- 50 Impressions: Japanese Colour Woodblock Prints at UCL. Timothy Clark. 1993. £15.00
The Strang Print Room and its Donors (Photocopy only). Charles Ford. 1992. Out of print £2.00
- The Floating World of the Japanese Woodcut. Catherine Wilson. 1990. £2.00
A Centenary Exhibition. The Slade 1871-1971 (Photocopy only). Bruce Laughton. 1971. Out of print £2.50
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