Online Resources from the National Portrait Gallery

Posted in resources by Editor on November 16, 2016

From the newsletter of the Society of Antiquaries of London, Salon 375 (15 November 2016). . .

51ph0rjejblJacob Simon FSA, Research Fellow at the National Portrait Gallery, notes that 2016 is the tenth anniversary of the launch of the Gallery’s online resource British Artists’ Suppliers, 1650–1950, in partnership with Cathy Proudlove. Three other resources have since been added: British Picture Framemakers, 1600–1950 (2007), British Picture Restorers, 1600–1950 (2009), and British Bronze Sculpture Founders and Plaster Figure Makers, 1800–1980 (2011). These four online resources are selectively updated twice a year and have doubled in size since launch. Further reviews and additions are planned, including to the features on picture framing; the Gallery’s exhibition, The Art of the Picture Frame, celebrated its 20th anniversary on 8 November. Karen Hearn FSA writes to commend these remarkable online resources and “the exceptional amount of research, work, and coordination that their originator, Jacob Simon, has put into making so much invaluable information available to a wide audience.”


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