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Government Art Collection

Acquisitions 2010-11

October 2011



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Catalogue Details

Measurements are in centimetres, height precedes width. The prices include VAT where applicable.


Will Alsop (born 1947)

The Library c.2002

screenprint, 92.5 x 67.5, edition number 1/5

18376

commissioned from the artist in 2002 by the Commission for the Built Environment (CABE) and transferred to GAC on closure of CABE


Conrad Atkinson (born 1940)

Financial Times: Billboard Wednesday September 17, 1986

lithograph with acrylic paint, in four sections, each 151 x 102

18341

The Wall Street Journal: Billboard Saturday July 15, 1985

lithograph with acrylic paint, in four sections, each 151 x 102

18342

purchased from the artist at £4,500 for both


Phyllida Barlow (born 1944)

Untitled: sodiumlitbins 2010

acrylic on watercolour paper, 56.5 x 76

18394

purchased from Hauser & Wirth, London, at £3,648


Thomas Oldham Barlow (1824-1889) after John Everett Millais (1829-1896)

William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898) Prime Minister 1879

mezzotint with chine collé, 59.1 x 43.5

18335

purchased from Grosvenor Prints, London, at £520


James Barnor (born 1929)

Mike Eghan at Piccadilly Circus, London 1967 2010

silver gelatin print, 123.3 x 123.3, edition number 1/10

18360

purchased from Autograph, London, at £2,937.50


Edward Bawden (1903-1989)

The City 1952

lithograph (poster), 100.8 x 64

18327

purchased from Christie’s South Kensington, 14 April 2010, at £1,681.88



Becky Beasley (born 1975)

Trap (II) 2010

archival photographic print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper, 135 x 109, edition number 2/2

18359

purchased from Laura Bartlett Gallery, London, at £7,000


Percy Bigland (1856-1926)

William Ewart Gladstone (1809-1898) Prime Minister published 1 October 1891

mezzotint

18330

purchased from Grosvenor Prints, London, at £112.80


Boyle Family (Mark Boyle (1934-2005); Joan Hills (born 1931); Sebastian Boyle (born 1962); Georgia Boyle (born 1963))

Chalk Cliff Study 2000-2008

mixed media, resin and fibreglass wall-mounted sculpture

18377

purchased from the Boyle Family, London, at £18,000


Mel Brimfield (born 1976)

On Board 2010

colour photograph, 105 x 70, edition number 4/5

18386

purchased from Ceri Hand Gallery, Liverpool, at £2,160


Pablo Bronstein (born 1977)

Magnificent Rural Outbuilding 2010

two-part work: pencil, ink and gouache on paper, each 32.5 x 22.5

18392

purchased from Herald Street, London, at £7,800



Design for Fireworks in the Chinese Taste 2010

watercolour and ink on paper, 146 x 151

18393

purchased from Herald Street, London, at £18,000


Michael Craig-Martin (born 1941)

Kids 2010

Screenprint, 65.7 x 100.8, edition number 39/40

18326

purchased from Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust at £1,500 as part of an initiative to raise funds to install a mural by the artist in the Children’s Hospital, Oxford



Susan Derges (born 1955)

Gibbous Moon Cloud – Alder 2009

unique Ilfochrome photographic print, 163 x 87.5

18385

purchased from Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, at £12,000


Henry Edridge (1769-1821)

George Macartney, 1st Earl Macartney (1737-1806) diplomat and colonial governor 1801

pencil and monochrome wash on paper, 32 x 23

18344

purchased at Christie’s South Kensington, 7 July 2010, at £840.94


Stephen Farthing (born 1950)

Bling! Henry 2007

oil on canvas, 75.5 x 101

18387

Purchased from Purdy Hicks Gallery, London, at £6,480


Iain Forsyth (born 1973) and Jane Pollard (born 1972)

Kiss My Nauman 2007

four-channel HDV, colour, silent, duration 47 minutes, continuous loop

18395

purchased from Kate McGarry, London, at £9,180


after Sir Francis Grant (1803-1878)

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield (1804-1881) Prime Minister

mezzotint with chine collé

18329

purchased from Grosvenor Prints, London, at £465


Margaret Harrison (born 1940)

Charcoal Drawing from Series "Dorothy Wordsworth" 1980

charcoal on paper; drawing with accompanying text piece, 152 x 103.5 and 59.2 x 85

18356

purchased from the artist at £4,230


Robert Holyhead (born 1974)

Untitled 2010

oil on canvas, 112.5 x 74

18358

purchased from Karsten Schubert at £4,000


Seung-Pyo Hong

Video Chat 2010

etched steel plate overlaid with oil pigment, 62.5 x 91.4

18328

purchased from Bearspace, London, at £950


Henry Howard (1769-1847)

Thomas Rowcroft (c.1770-1824) merchant and diplomat

oil on canvas, 76.7 x 63.5

18384

purchased from Colonel M R Goodliff at £5,000


after Hughes and Mullins (active 1883-1910)

Benjamin Disraeli, Earl of Beaconsfield (1804-1881) Prime Minister

lithograph, 42.8 x 33.8

18334

purchased from Grosvenor Prints, London, at £130


Langlands and Bell (Ben Langlands, born 1955, and Nikki Bell, born 1959)

Air Routes of the World (Day) 2001

Air Routes of the World (Night) 2001

screenprints, each 83.9 x 143.8, artists’ proof VI/XI

18370/1, 18370/2

purchased from Alan Cristea, London, at £6,345 the pair


Henry Lemon (1822-1902) after Charles Mercier (1834-1901)

The Beaconsfield Cabinet 1874 published February 1880

engraving, 80 x 110

18336

purchased from Grosvenor Prints, London, at £440


Goshka Macuga (born 1967)

Oak 2010

oak plinth, fossils and perspex box, 157.2 x 57 x 52

18357

purchased from Kate MacGarry, London, at £21,150


Lisa Milroy (born 1959)

Lights 1987

oil on canvas, 203.5 x 285

18355

purchased at Sotheby’s, London, 3 November 2010 at £6,668.75


Eleanor Moreton (born 1956)

Red Couch 2010

oil on canvas, 30 x 40

18388

purchased from Ceri Hand Gallery, London, at £2,160



Interior (Green Lights) 2010

oil on canvas, 30 x 40

18389

purchased from Ceri Hand Gallery, London, at £1,620



Livin' in a World of Fools, part 2 2011

oil on canvas, 45 x 35

18390

purchased from Ceri Hand Gallery, London, at £1,890


Eduardo Paolozzi (1924-2005)

Pacific Standard Time from the portfolio Zero Energy Experiment Pile Volume I 1970

screenprint and offset lithograph on Astrolux paper laminated to Plexiglas, 84 x 58, edition number 13/100

18331

purchased from Gillian Jason, London, at £1,269


Kathy Prendergast (born 1958)

North America South West 2010

black ink on printed road map, 99.4 x 112

18333

purchased from Peer UK, London (on consignment from Kerlin Gallery, Dublin) at £6,557.25


Abigail Reynolds (born 1970)

Trafalgar Square 1964, 1960, 1981 2010

collage (cut and folded vintage book plates), 23 x 17.7

18396

BBC 1951, 1936 2010

collage (cut and folded found book plates), 28 x 22

18397

purchased from Seventeen, London, at £2,500 each


John Stezaker (born 1949)

Mask XLII 2007

collage, 23.5 x 18.7

18391

purchased from The Approach, London, at £7,680



after Robert Strange (1721-1792)

Prince Charles Edward Stuart (known as the Young Pretender, Bonnie Prince Charlie) (1720-1788) c.1745-1750

mezzotint, 37.4 x 26.8

18343

purchased from Grosvenor Prints, London, at £223.25


Michael Stubbs (born 1961)

Fireeye Elevator 2010

household paint and tinted floor varnish on MDF, 152.3 x 121.2

18339

purchased from Laurent Delaye, London, at £9,500


unknown, British 19th century

Brent Spencer Follett QC (1809-1887) politician and barrister 1870s-1880s

oil on canvas, 61.5 x 51

18383

bequeathed to HM Land Registry by Susan Follett (sitter’s descendant) via Sian Egerton


unknown, French 20th century

David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor (1863-1945) c.1919-1920

coloured woodcut, 41.2 x 30.2

18337

purchased from Grosvenor Prints, London, at £137.48


Donald Urquhart (born 1963)

An Alphabet of LA 2010

ink on paper (in three parts), each 59.3 x 41.9

18338

Commissioned from the artist via Herald Street, London, at £7,637.50


Clare Woods (born 1972)

Grim's Ditch 2007

enamel and oil on aluminium, 182.5 x 127

18340

purchased from the New Art Centre, Salisbury, at £11,985



Works previously uninventoried, mostly acquired by Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London:
G Adcock after John Hoppner (1758-1810)

John Jeffreys Pratt, 1st Marquess Camden (1759-1840) politician published 1829

engraving, 21.7 x 13.3

18372
Samuel Bellin (1799-1894) after John Rogers Herbert (1810-1890)

Meeting of the Council of the Anti-Corn Law League 1874

engraving, 56.8 x 89

18361
Richard Demarco (born 1930)

Shepherd Market, Mayfair 1974

colour lithograph, 49.2 x 66.8

18378

Canning Place, Kensington 1974

colour lithograph, 49.2 x 66.6

18379
Thomas Hodgetts (active 1801-1846) after Richard Rothwell (1800-1868)

William Huskisson (1770-1830) politician published August 1832

mezzotint, 31.8 x 25.2

18373
William Holl the younger (1807-1871) after George Richmond (1809-1896)

Sir George Grey, 2nd Baronet (1799-1882) politician 1859

stipple engraving, 25.4 x 19.2

18362
after Philip Alexius de László (1869-1937)

Victor Christian William Cavendish, 9th duke of Devonshire (1868-1938), politician and Governor-General of Canada

photogravure with chine collé, 72 x 51.7

18374

Johann Sebastian Müller (c.1715-1792) after Samuel Wale (1721-1786)



A General Prospect of Vauxhall Gardens / Vüe Détaillee des Jardins de Vaux Hall

engraving, 39.5 x 43.8

18354

after Alfred, Count d'Orsay (1801-1852) and Sir Edwin Henry Landseer (1802-1873)



John Singleton Copley, Baron Lyndhurst (1772-1863), politician and Lord Chancellor

mezzotint, 48.7 x 39.1

18375
Carlo Pellegrini ("Ape") (1839-1889)

John Wodehouse, 1st Earl of Kimberley (1826-1902) published 16 July 1869

colour lithograph, 36 x 24.7

18363

Henry Charles Keith Petty-Fitzmaurice, 5th Marquess of Lansdowne (1845-1927) published 4 April 1874

colour lithograph, 39.8 x 27.8

18364

James Howard Harris, 3rd Earl of Malmesbury (1807-1889) politician; Foreign Secretary published 25 July 1874

colour lithograph, 36.3 x 23.4

18365
after Frederick Sargent (1837-1899)

The House of Commons, 1882

colour lithograph

18332
unknown

British Consulate Sign mid-20th Century

enamel paint on oval curved steel, 122.2 x 91.5

18380
unknown, British 20th century

Still Life with Bird

colour etching and aquatint, 50.5 x 58.3, edition number 6/50

18381
unknown, British 20th century

Green Door

colour aquatint, 56.7 x 76.2, artist’s proof

18382
Leslie Matthew Ward ("Spy") (1851-1922)

George Nathaniel Curzon, Marquess Curzon of Kedleston (1859-1925) politician, traveller and Viceroy of India published 18 June 1892

colour lithograph, 39.3 x 27

18366

Robert Arthur Talbot Gascoyne-Cecil, 3rd Marquess of Salisbury (1830-1903), Prime Minister published 20 December 1900

colour lithograph, 39.1 x 26.7

18367

Archibald Philip Primrose, 5th Earl of Rosebery and 1st Earl of Midlothian (1847-1929) published 14 March 1901

colour lithograph, 39.3 x 26.7

18368

Edward Grey, Viscount Grey of Falloden (1862-1933) published 5 February 1903

colour lithograph, 39.7 x 24.7

18369
John Young (1755-1825) after Gilbert Stuart (1755-1828)

Thomas Townshend, 1st Viscount Sydney (1733-1800) politician

mezzotint, 46.2 x 34

18371

Works transferred from HM Revenue and Customs:
John Chambers (1780-1839)

Elevation of Somerset House c.1814

pencil on paper, 13.5 x 25

10270

Elevation of Somerset House with part of the North Side of the Strand 1814

pencil on paper, 24 x 58

10271
Sir William Chambers (1722-1796)

Elevation of Somerset House to the River c.1775

pen and ink with wash on paper, 62 x 81.5

10252

Design for Sacrificial Urn between Sphinxes c.1775

pen and ink with wash on paper, 39 x 42.5

10255

Elevation of Centre Arch, River Front, Somerset House c.1775

pen and ink with wash on paper, 38 x 64.5

10256

Wrought Iron Lamp Bracket, Somerset House c.1775

pen and ink with wash on paper, 96.5 x 60

10257

Stamp Office Door, Somerset House c.1775

pen and ink with wash on paper, 47.5 x 39.5

10258

Navy Hall Door, Somerset House c.1775

pen and ink with wash on paper, 49 x 32.5

10259

Entrance to Somerset Place c.1775

pen and ink with wash on paper, 46.5 x 59.5

10261

Interior, Somerset House c.1775

pen and ink with wash on paper, 27.5 x 71.5

10262

Interior, Somerset House c.1775

pen and ink with wash on paper, 30 x 85

10263
Thomas Malton jnr (1748-1808)

Quadrangle, Somerset House c.1780

pencil, pen and ink with wash on paper, 33.5 x 48

10265

View of Side Arch, Somerset House c.1780-1796

pen and ink with wash on paper, 49.5 x 37

10266
unknown, British 18th century

Plan & Elevation of Small Tower, Somerset House c.1775

pen and ink with wash on paper, 50.5 x 33.5



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