Autumn 2008 Grants

  • 6 October 2008

This quarter, The Art Fund supported a dazzling array of works including an oil painting by Lord Frederic Leighton and an iron age torc ring.

Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums
Henry Coombes (born 1977)
Gralloch
2007, DVD
ArtFunded £1,700
Cost £6,800

Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire County Museum
Iron Age
Little Horwood Hoard
60 50 BC, gold, each diameter 1.5   2cm
ArtFunded £5,000
Cost £25,000

Bath, Victoria Art Gallery
Sir Howard Hodgkin (born 1932)
Silence
1997 2004, oil on wood, 45.6 x 47cm
ArtFunded £62,500
Cost £75,000

Bedford, Cecil Higgins Art Gallery
William Burges (1827 1881)
Zodiac tiles
circa 1880, earthenware, each 15.5 x 15.5cm
ArtFunded £8,750
Cost £25,000

Glasgow, Gallery of Modern Art
Alison Watt (born 1965)
Phantom
2007, oil on canvas, 213.4 x 335.3cm
ArtFunded £22,500
Cost £45,000

Glasgow, Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
William Kennedy (1859   1918)
Stirling Station
1887 1888, oil on canvas, 54 x 81.6cm
ArtFunded £35,000
Cost £236,969 (Tax remission)

Leeds Art Gallery
Terry Atkinson (born 1939)
Postcard from Trotsky to Trotsky
1982, acrylic on canvas, 23.5 x 37.7cm
ArtFunded £4,000
Cost £17,000

Leicester, New Walk Museum and Art Gallery
Chila Burman (born 1962)
Autoportraits: 1) Fly Girl Series, 1993; 2) Fly Girl in Harlem, 1996 2003
2006, digital print, 1) 91.5 x 74cm; 2) 145.5 x 91.5cm
ArtFunded £550
Cost £1,300

London, British Museum
Unknown maker
Astrolabe quadrant
circa 1388, brass, radius: 7cm
ArtFunded £50,000
Cost £350,000

London, British Museum
Denis Lefebvre
The Judgement of Paris
circa 1633 1640, tin glazed plate, diameter: 45.5cm
ArtFunded £30,000
Cost £55,000

London, Guildhall Art Gallery
Gerald Moira (1867   1959)
Studies for murals & a lunette at The Old Bailey
circa 1901, watercolour & gouache, 53.3 x 101.6cm
ArtFunded £4,700
Cost £7,200

London, Leighton House Museum
Lord Frederic Leighton (1830   1896)
Clytie
circa 1895, oil on canvas, 156 x 137cm
ArtFunded
Cost £420,000

London, National Army Museum
J S C Schaak (active 1760   1770)
Portrait of General James Wolfe
circa 1760, oil on canvas, 35 x 30cm
ArtFunded £15,000
Cost £308,750

London, Victoria and Albert Museum
Martin Smith (born 1950)
Serial Dialogue in Fifteen Parts
2007, earthenware & platinum leaf, 170 x 102 x 6cm
ArtFunded £10,000
Cost £23,564

Louth Museum
Thomas Wilkinson Wallis (1822   1903)
The Heron with bulrush and ivy
1853, lime wood, 122 x 76 x 30cm
ArtFunded £10,000 with the assistance of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Cost £11,644

Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery
William Absolon (1751   1815)
Glasses decorated by William Absolon of Yarmouth
circa 1792 1793, gilded glass, various dimensions
ArtFunded £1,516
Cost £5,376

Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery
Iron Age
Hevingham Torc Ring
1st Century BC, gold, diameter: 2.4cm
ArtFunded £700 with the assistance of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Cost £1,000

Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery
Anglo Saxon
Mileham sword pommel
late 6th early 7th Century, silver, 2.4 x 1.15 x 1.2cm
ArtFunded £600 with the assistance of the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
Cost £800

Oxford, Ashmolean Museum
Indian
Chintz hanging from the Coromandel Coast
circa 1700 1740, cotton, 245 x 132cm
ArtFunded £5,000
Cost £22,000

Penzance, Penlee House Gallery and Museum
Bryan Pearce (1929   2007)
Penzance Harbour
1963, oil on board, 52 x 154cm
ArtFunded £19,500
Cost £45,874

Perth Museum and Art Gallery
Vincent Ysart (1909   1971)
Vase
circa 1950, glass, height: 21cm
ArtFunded £2,000
Cost £7,500

Saffron Walden, Fry Art Gallery
Keith Vaughan (1912   1977)
Harrow Hill III
1972, oil on board, 45.5 x 40cm
ArtFunded £7,000
Cost £35,000

Saffron Walden, Fry Art Gallery
Eric Ravilious (1903   1942)
Demonstrating a machine gun
1942, watercolour, 45.7 x 53.3cm
ArtFunded £7,000
Cost £24,000

Swansea, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Laura Ford (born 1961)
Beast
2005, steel, plaster and mixed media, 126 x 68 x 64cm
ArtFunded £3,600
Cost £12,000

York Art Gallery
Felicity Aylieff (born 1954)
Hua De Tu An, Flower Pictures II
2007, porcelain, 200 x 65cm
ArtFunded £5,000
Cost £15,550