Saturday, 3 January 2009

V&A Paintings Catalogue

Ingres - A Sleeping Odalisque (1808)This sumptuous nude by Ingres, A Sleeping Odalisque (1808), is one of 2,500 paintings held by London's Victoria and Albert Museum. It owns more paintings than the National Gallery! This fact emerged with the publication of the first ever catalogue of the V&A's huge collection of paintings, thanks to the Public Catalogue Foundation, a charity which aims to detail all the paintings in public institutions in Britain. The V&A's collection boasts more than 100 paintings and oil sketches by John Constable. The new catalogue costs £35 hardback or £20 paperback. (Title link tip: like most newspaper websites, the Standard fills your computer with garbage. So click the STOP button (x) as soon as this story has loaded.)


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