The oil paintings range from the fourteenth century to the present day, with subjects including religious, history, portraiture, landscape, and still life. The collection is especially strong in works from the early and high Renaissance in Italy, the Netherlands in the seventeenth century, the Pre-Raphaelites, and Camille Pissarro and the Impressionists. Among the highlights are Paolo Uccello’s Hunt in the Forest c. 1470; Piero di Cosimo’s Forest Fire of c. 1505; J.M.W. Turner’s View of the High Street, Oxford (1809-10); and Pissarro’s View from my Window, Eragny-sur-Epte (1886-8). The Daisy Linda Ward Collection comprises nearly one hundred Dutch and Flemish still life paintings of the seventeenth century, and is one of the most comprehensive in the world.
Fred G. Meijer, The Collection of Dutch and Flemish Still-Life Paintings Bequeathed by Daisy Linda Ward, Zwolle, 2003
The Ashmolean Museum: Complete Illustrated Catalogue of Paintings, ed. Catherine Casley, Colin Harrison, Jon Whiteley, Oxford, 2004