The Science Museum art collection contains over 8,000 works, including 290 oil paintings, relating to the history of science, technology and medicine from the antique to the contemporary.
The most popular object in the whole of the Science Museum's collections requested for loan by other institutions is Philip James de Loutherbourg's 1801 oil painting Coalbrookdale by Night.
Two of the art collection’s other oil paintings are currently on loan to The Bowes Museum in County Durham as part of their exhibition Shafts of Light: Mining Art in the Great Northern Coalfield. One of the paintings on loan for the exhibition is this oil on canvas work by Gilbert Daykin from 1937-38, Miner Wedging Down Coal.
For more information about the Museum’s art collection, visit the website here.
Image courtesy of the Science Museum.
Posted 2 months ago on Thursday, 26th June 2014