Caught in Oils

The Natural History Museum holds a surprising collection of oil-paintings many of which are currently not on public display. This theme presents the collection in two parts. Natural History Paintings highlights a selection of some wonderful animal paintings, while Portraits include pictures of famous naturalists who over the centuries have contributed so much to our understanding of the natural world.

 

Natural History Paintings

 

Portraits

 
Dodo by Savery Owen by Holman Hunt