Choose your favourite Art Fund work of 2017

Vote for your favourite acquisition of the year and you could win a lifetime National Art Pass worth £1.8K.

From the iconic The Monarch of the Glen at the Scottish National Gallery to the Watlington Hoard at the Ashmolean in Oxford, we've helped museums and galleries across the UK make a range of fantastic acquisitions during 2017. From the more-than 80 works of art we’ve helped buy with your support this year, we’ve chosen a shortlist of 10. Vote for your favourite and you could win a Life National Art Pass worth £1,850.

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Choose your favourite Art Fund work of 2017


Crescent Wing, 2009

Crescent Wing, 2009

Ben Johnson, Southampton City Art Gallery


A painted representation of Norman Foster's Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich, the artist works with a vinyl stencil cutter to create his highly detailed works.

Silver Poetry; Spring Fever Ring, 2014

Silver Poetry; Spring Fever Ring, 2014

Junko Mori, Temple Newsam, Yorkshire


This large-scale work by leading silversmith Junko Mori features 31 hand-forged silver components inspired by plants and sea creatures found on the coast of North Wales.

Edward Herbert, First Baron of Cherbury, c1613-14

Edward Herbert, First Baron of Cherbury, c1613-14

Isaac Oliver, Powis Castle and Garden, Powys


This iconic image of the English Renaissance shows the First Baron of Cherbury, one of the most famous and ambitious men of his day.

The Watlington Hoard, c850

The Watlington Hoard, c850

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford


Discovered in 2015, this hoard is believed to have been buried in the late 800s by the East Anglian Vikings and comprises over 200 pieces, including a large selection of rare coins.

The Fortress of Königstein from the North, 1756-58

The Fortress of Königstein from the North, 1756-58

Bernardo Bellotto, National Gallery, London


This magnificent view of a fortress near Dresden adds a welcome North European perspective to the National Gallery’s collection of largely Italian 18th-century view paintings.

Wood Panel of Psalm 150, c1668-1670

Wood Panel of Psalm 150, c1668-1670

Grinling Gibbons, Fairfax House, York


Richly baroque and packed with detail, this panel is a glorious celebration of music; a theme that Gibbons returned to many times in his career.

Movie, 2015

Movie, 2015

Hilary Lloyd, Leeds Art Gallery


This installation comprises a single-screen projected image of raw and edited video footage which shifts between subject, speed and perspective, and features various textures of the city.

Unfinished Portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke Of Wellington, 1829

Unfinished Portrait of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke Of Wellington, 1829

Sir Thomas Lawrence, National Portrait Gallery, London


Showing him with only his black collar and white stock visible, this unfinished portrait of the first Duke of Wellington was commissioned in 1829, the year after he became prime minister.

Tobias Healing the Blind Tobit, c1650

Tobias Healing the Blind Tobit, c1650

Valerio Castello, Ferens Art Gallery, Hull


This magnificent baroque canvas by the Genoese painter Valerio Castello depicts the climactic moment from the apocryphal Old Testament Book of Tobit.

Monarch of the Glen, c1851

Monarch of the Glen, c1851

Sir Edwin Landseer, National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh


This work of great technical accomplishment is a romantic evocation of Scotland, a powerful marketing image and a potent symbol of changing interpretations of Scottish culture.

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