‘Favourite paintings’ site praised

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THE Mayor of Doncaster has praised a website which includes four paintings from the borough in an online collection.

The works have been included in the website Yorkshire’s Favourite Paintings, put together by a group of museums and galleries.

Finish of the 1827 Gold Cup by JF Herring and Animals in a Landscape by Ramsay Richard Reinagle are stored in Doncaster Musuem and Art Gallery’s collection.

Mrs Charles Thellusson by Sir Thomas Lawrence and The Four Seasons: Spring are held at Brodsworth Hall.

Mayor Peter Davies said: “We have some fantastic paintings on show in Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery which is free to enter.

“I am a particular admirer of the works of Doncaster artist JF Herring who was considered one of the greatest equestrian artists of his time.

“Having these pictures online means even more people can enjoy them.”

Log onto www.yorkshiresfavourites.org to view the pictures.

It is estimated 80 per cent of Yorkshire’s 10,000 paintings are hidden from view at any one time.