The BBC and the Public Catalogue Foundation have partnered up to give the world access to all of the great paintings in the museums around the UK. So far there are 110,000 photographed and up on the Your Paintings site. It's remarkably fun stuff - and a great resource if you're looking for images of powerful men staring off to the left (or pretending to)...or folky boats...or manor houses.
(Above: Carshalton House, Carshalton Surrey by Thomas John R. Winn)
Charles Bathurst, Viscount Bledisloe, President of the Royal Agricultural Society of England (1946), Governor General of New Zealand (1930-1935), Chairman of the Governing Body (1919-1929). Artist unknown.
Carnation by A.V. Yallop
The Manor House, Creswells by Hendrick Danckerts
General John Adam Tytler, VC, CB (1825-1880). Artist unknown.
'North Carr' Light Vessel by A.W. Walker
A Huntsman by Helen D. Kiddal
Portrait of a Naval Officer by Charles Julian Tharp
Mappercombe Manor House, Dorset from the British School
Brian Hatton Self Portrait in Hunting Kit
Supporter LT119 by George Race
The Champion by George Race
Brigadier General Sir F.G. Guggisberg by Frederick Gordon Guggisberg