British national initiatives to bolster art in the 18th century proved an important step in the history of art in this region. With portraits being previously outsourced elsewhere in Europe, the British School began to flourish come the 18th and 19th centuries. Early themes reflect religious and royal incentives, expanding into a more egalitarian depiction of landscapes and lifestyle. The art of the United Kingdom would go on to be a major leader of the Contemporary art movement. Find portraits, still lifes, landscapes and interiors in this selection of oil paintings on canvas.