Way to go BBC!

Have you seen this?  Your Paintings - Bookmark it now.

"Your Paintings" a "joint initiative between the BBC, the Public Catalogue Foundation (a registered charity) and participating collections and museums from across the UK." to put all of the UK national paintings online in one place.

It's easily searchable and their goal is to get 200,000 paintings online in one easily accessible place. They have 63,000 already (so tons and tons) to search through, so I think we have time to keep busy looking at new and different portraits until everything is online. So far I have been impressed with the more 'folk arty' portraits that are cruder than what I'm used to seeing in the UK galleries. A breath of fresh air for costume, if you will.

Life is rough, eh?

Oh, and they are having people 'tag' paintings. I forsee dress historians getting into nit picky fights about what is what...no?

What an age we live in. Gotta love it!

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  1. Thanks for the link Abby. A really great resource!

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