Cottonian Collection Oils
There are 22 oil paintings in the Cottonian Collection including a number of works by Reynolds.
They include a series of family portraits, and also the founder of the collection, Charles Rogers FRS FSA (1711-1784). There is also a portrait of William Cotton (1794-1863) of Ivybridge, eventual benefactor of the collection to Plymouth. The remainder represent the different European schools, as in the print collection.
Access the oils online
- View the catalogue records for all oil paintings
Katherine Neuston, a former Young Explainer, discusses the paintings in the collection through the themes landscape, seascape, genre and portraiture. This talk was produced in 2013 and you can listen to the audio file, or read the accompanying transcript which provides additional information to the MP3.