List of recently paid Grants

  • 24 November 2006

This quarter, The Art Fund supported a dazzling array of works including a Mid-Qing dynasty vase and a naval presentation sabre.

Birmingham
Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery
Thomas Lawrence (1769 - 1830)
Portrait of James Watt
circa 1812, oil on canvas, 142.3 x 111.9cm
Grant: £67,200
Cost:    £302,200 (tax remission)


Bristol
Bristol’s City Museum and Art Gallery
Chinese
Mid-Qing dynasty 'Lily' vase
early 20th Century, glass, height: 23cm
Grant: £272
Cost: £1,008


Cambridge
Fitzwilliam Museum
Katsushika Hokusai (1760 - 1849)
Convolvulus and Tree-frog
circa 1832, colour print from woodblocks, 26.3 x 38.5cm
Grant: £15,000
Cost: £35,000


Colchester
Castle Museum
Anglo-Saxon
The Ardleigh Pommel Cap
circa 575-625, gold, 4.4 x 4.3cm
Grant: £2,750
Cost: £6,500


Devizes
Wiltshire Heritage Museum
A. A. Macklin
Folio of drawings
1817-1819, pencil on paper interleaved with tissue paper in album bound in diced red morocco gilt, each drawing 10.2 x 15.2cm; album 17.1 x 23.5cm
Grant: £625
Cost: £2,500


Ditchling
Ditchling Museum
Eric Gill (1882 – 1940) and Enid Clay (1881 - )
Private press books from the collection of Evan Gill
various dimensions
Grant: £14,000
Cost: £110,000


Dundee
McManus Galleries
Wolfgang Tillmans (b. 1968)
Folio of five prints
2002-2006, C-type photographic prints, 40.6 x 30.5cm
Grant: £4,800
Cost: £15,300


Edinburgh
National Museums of Scotland
James Penman (circa 1649 - 1733)
The Hopetoun Sconces
1698-1699, silver, each 25 x 18.9cm
Grant: £21,000
Cost: £84,000


Edinburgh
Scottish National Portrait Gallery (Scottish National Photography Collection)
Dieter Appelt (b. 1935)
Forth Bridge - Cinema. Metric Space
2004, gelatin silver prints framed in 8 panels & digital version of 35mm film on DVD, 150 x 400cm (excluding DVD)
Grant: £25,000
Cost: £57,436


Enniskillen
Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers Regimental Museum
William Wyon (1795 - 1851)
Military General Service medal
1847, silver, diameter: 3.6cm
Grant: £2,750
Cost: £2,750
Purchased for £2,750 and presented by the Art Fund with the assistance of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.


Falmouth
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
British
Naval presentation sabre
1814, ormolu, wood & shagreen, blade: 75.3cm
Grant: £4,134
Cost: £9,828


Hastings
Hastings Museum and Art Gallery
JMW Turner (1775 - 1851)
Hastings: Fish Market on the Sands, Early Morning
1824, watercolour on paper, 44.5 x 66cm
Grant: £31,806
Cost: £261,744


High Wycombe
Wycombe Museum
attributed to John Pitt of Slough (died 1759)
Windsor chair
circa 1730-1759, beech, walnut, fruitwood, elm & paint, 108 x 66 x 58cm
Grant: £5,000
Cost: £23,000


Leeds
Henry Moore Institute
Sir Jacob Epstein (1880 - 1959)
recto: Woman Clasping a Phallus/ verso: Birth
1913, Serpentine stone, 30.5 x 28 x 9cm
Grant: £23,764
Cost: £137,834


Leeds
Temple Newsam House
attributed to Morel and Hughes (active 1823) or Morel and Seddon (active 1827-1833)
Earl Grey's writing table
circa 1825-1830, rosewood & giltwood, ormolu, 74 x 117 x 60cm
Grant: £15,000
Cost: £65,000


Lincoln
The Collection: Art and Archaeology in Lincolnshire
Roman
Late Roman coins
378-392, gold, each 2.1cm diameter
Grant: £1,000
Cost: £1,400


London
Ben Uri Gallery, The London Jewish Museum of Art
Frank Auerbach (b. 1931)
Mornington Crescent, Summer Morning II
2004, oil on board, 51.1 x 51.1cm
Grant: £44,000
Cost: £70,500


London
British Museum
Anglo-Saxon
Mancus of Coenwulf, King of Mercia
796-821, gold, diameter: 2cm
Grant: £60,000
Cost: £357,832


London
Leighton House Museum
studio of Antonio Rossellino (1427 - circa 1479)
Madonna of the Candelabra
late 15th Century, polychrome terracotta, unframed: 70 x 48cm, frame: 113 x 82cm
Grant: £48,000
Cost: £96,000


London
National Portrait Gallery
English
Portrait of John Donne
circa 1595, oil on panel, 72.4 x 60cm
Grant:   £200,000
Cost:   £1,400,000 (tax remission) 


London
RIBA Library Drawings & Archives Collection
Giovanni Battista da Sangallo (1496 - 1548)
The Codex Stosch
circa 1516, pen & ink, 28.5 x 21.8 x 2.5cm
Grant: £100,000
Cost: £274,417


London
Wesley's Chapel, Museum of Methodism and John Wesley's House
Elizabeth Ryalls (b. 1786, date of death unknown)
Sampler depicting John Wesley's chapel
1798, linen & silk, 47 x 48.3cm
Grant: £390
Cost: £960


London
William Morris Gallery and Brangwyn Gift
designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833 - 1898) and Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co (active 1861 – 1875)
The Judgement of Paris
circa 1862-1863, tin-glazed earthenware tiles hand-painted in overglaze colours, 35.3 x 35.3cm including frame
Grant: £6,175
Cost: £16,055


Norwich
Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery
David Watkins (b. 1940)
Fantail
2003, anodised aluminium, diameter: 31cm
Grant: £1,399
Cost: £2,800


Oxford
Ashmolean Museum
Malcolm Appleby (b. 1946)
Swan Bowl, No.1
1995, silver, diameter: 30cm
Grant: £1,000
Cost: £4,255


Retford
Bassetlaw Museum and Percy Laws Memorial Gallery
Medieval
The Carlton-in-Lindrick Knight
12th Century, bronze, 5 x 3.7 x 1.6cm
Grant: £10,000
Cost: £34,000


Sheffield
Graves Art Gallery
Sam Taylor-Wood (b. 1967)
Self Portrait Suspended VII
2004, C-type colour print, 135.6 x 162.8cm
Grant: £12,000
Cost: £21,000


Stromness
Pier Arts Centre
Callum Innes (b. 1962)
Exposed Painting, Deep Violet, Charcoal Black
2005, oil on canvas, 122.5 x 117.5cm
Grant: £6,110
Cost: £12,220


Trowbridge
Trowbridge Museum
made by John Fernly of Trowbridge (active 1773-1777)
Longcase clock
circa 1775, inlaid mahogany, brass & steel, height: 248.9cm
Grant: £2,812
Cost: £7,500


Wakefield
National Coal Mining Museum for England
Henry Moore (1898 - 1986)
Miner Drilling
1942, pencil, wax crayons, coloured crayons, pen & ink & wash on paper, 31.1 x 21.4cm
Grant: £3,150
Cost: £25,200


Waltham Abbey
Epping Forest District Museum
English
Medieval iconographic finger-ring
late 15th-early 16th Century, gold, diameter: 2.2cm
Grant: £1,000
Cost: £2,500