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List: Top Ten Greatest Paintings in Britain

Date: September 2005

Source: BBC Radio 4's Today programme

Base: Listener's to the programme wishing to vote were presented a short-list of 10 Paintings pre-selected by 'experts' - No data on numbers voting.

Notes: The painter did not have to be British, only that the painting was held in the UK. The poll was criticised for the conservatism of the 'experts' selection.

Painting

Artist

Location

The Fighting Temeraire Tugged to Her Last Berth to Be Broken

J.M.W. Turner

National Gallery

The Hay Wain

John Constable

National Gallery

A Bar at the Folies-Bergère

Édouard Manet

Courtauld Institute Gallery

The Arnolfini Portrait

Jan van Eyck

National Gallery

Mr and Mrs Clark and Percy 1970-1

David Hockney

Tate Britain

Still Life: Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers

Vincent van Gogh

National Gallery

The Reverend Robert Walker Skating on Duddingston Loch

Sir Henry Raeburn

National Gallery of Scotland

The Last of England

Ford Madox Brown

Fitzwilliam Museum

The Baptism of Christ

Piero della Francesca

National Gallery

A Rake's Progress III: 'The Orgy'

William Hogarth

Sir John Soane's Museum


   
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