Vote for your favourite acquisition of the year and you could win a luxurious hamper.
2015 has been a year of fantastic acquisitions for the public to enjoy at museums and galleries across the UK. From over 70 works of art that have been acquired with your support, we have picked a shortlist of ten. Vote for your favourite acquisition and you could win a deluxe hamper from Fortnum & Mason.
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Douglas Gordon, GoMA, Gallery of Modern Art
An archive of 82 works displayed on old-fashioned TV screens by the Turner Prize-winning artist. It will continue to grow with every new work that Gordon makes.
Lorenzo Bartolini, V&A and Scottish National Gallery
Bartolini’s revolutionary and distinctive style can be seen in this sculpture; it is full of fluidity, charm and captures the beauty of nature.
El Greco, Auckland Castle
El Greco broke with tradition by placing two of his contemporaries at the foot of the cross instead of the Virgin and Saint John.
Following his emigration to Edinburgh, these five ivory portraits of the Mackenzie family may be the first ivories the celebrated carver made in Britain.
Paul Strand, V&A and Scottish National Portrait Gallery
Strand’s search for an ideal community that he could capture on camera led him to South Uist. The nine photographs are the first of his Scottish works going into a Scottish public collection.
Cornelis de Heem, Dyrham Park
One of his finest works, De Heem’s stunning still life reflects on the beauty and power of nature and the vanity of man’s endeavour.
These four angels were commissioned by Cardinal Wolsey, taken by Henry VIII, and hidden in a golf club's country house for decades before being secured by the V&A.
Dame Barbara Hepworth, Pier Arts Centre
Pier Arts Centre was set up to house the collection of Margaret Gardiner, who was a friend of Barbara Hepworth. This highly symbolic sculpture has been taken by the gallery to its natural home.
Depicting Morning, Noon, Evening and Night, the beautiful panels were painted by Corot to decorate the Fontainebleau studios of his fellow-artist Alexandre-Gabriel Decamps.
W H Robinson
Robinson’s imaginative and often comical illustrations depict many aspects of late 19th- and early 20th-century British life.