Helen Whately the Arts Minister has placed an export bar on Thomas Gainsborough’s ‘Going to Market, Early Morning’ in the hope that a UK gallery or museum can acquire the work for the nation.
A temporary export bar on Millais’ ‘Ferdinand Lured by Ariel’ has been put in place by Arts Minister Rebecca Pow
An outstanding painting by Claude Monet ‘Le Palais Ducal’ 1908 is at risk of going abroad unless a UK buyer can be found . The picture valued at more than £28 million is one of a number of the artist’s works depicting Venice.
1 February 2018
Michael Ellis the Arts Minister has placed a temporary export bar on Ehrenbreitstein, a painting by JMW Turner, to provide an opportunity to keep it in the country. The painting is at risk of being exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £18,533,750 (plus VAT of £306,750).
5 January 2017
The French government has put a temporary export bar on a recently uncovered double-sided drawing by Leonardo da Vinci.
A sculpture by Alberto Giacometti, one of the most important sculptors of the 20th century is at risk of being exported from the UK. Femme will be lost to the Nation forever unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of £2,083,500. Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has placed a temporary export bar on Femme by Giacometti to try to […]
The Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has put a temporary export bar on ‘Portrait of a Young Man in a Red Cap’ by Pontormo to provide the opportunity to save it for the nation. The painting is one of only 15 portraits by the old master in existence. The majority of the works are located in Italy. […]
The Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has ordered a temporary export ban on Raphael’s “Head of a Young Apostle”, (c. 1519-1520) a cartoon for one of the figures in the Transfiguration altarpiece housed in the Vatican. This is arguably one of the most highly regarded altarpieces in the world. Raphael is considered one of the greatest […]