An Art Lover’s Guide to Great Britain and Ireland


An expert guide to the highlights and unexpected treasures of British collections


ISBN: 9780500296547 Category:

Christopher Lloyd


An expert guide to the highlights and unexpected treasures of British collections.

If you find yourself in Hull, Cork or Dundee, what paintings should you go and look at? Many masterpieces are waiting for you around the British Isles, sometimes neglected, in our galleries and museums. Here, the distinguished broadcaster and critic Christopher Lloyd identifies over 265 masterpieces in England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, from the National Gallery to The Burrell Collection in Glasgow. Some are acknowledged greats, others are surprising and quirky: all are richly rewarding. All the paintings are the personal selection of Lloyd who has come across and enjoyed or admired them in public collections during the course of his career. His purpose throughout is to encourage others to visit the same places and experience the same pleasures. For tourists, this book offers a treasure trail; for the art lover, a knowledgeable companion; for all, an expert guide to the highlights of British collections.

Additional information

Weight 878 g
Dimensions 16.3 x 20.9 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 24 April 2022
Number of pages 496
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 16.3 x 20.9 cm
Weight 878 g


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Christopher Lloyd is a British art historian. He was Surveyor of The Queen's Pictures from 1988 to 2005. His publications include monographs on painters, particularly Camille Pissarro, official catalogues of museum collections, and general surveys of the British Royal Collection. In addition,he has organized and curated numerous exhibitions and in 1992 made a six-part television series on the paintings in the Royal Collection.