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Art Works: Exports

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many and what items have been recommended by the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest as warranting a temporary export bar in each of the last five years. (223569)

[holding answer 15 September 2008]: In 2006-07, 22 items were found by the Committee as warranting an export bar; in 2005-06 there were 18 items; in 2004-05 27 items; in 2003-04 13 items; and in 2002-03 23 items. Details of these items are set out in the following tables.

2006-07

Case 1

A painting by Francesco Solimena ‘Joseph and Potiphar's Wife’

Case 2

A painting by Michiel Van Musscher ‘Portrait of an artist in his studio’

Case 4

A watercolour painting by J M W Turner, ‘The Dark Rigi, Lake of Lucerne’, 1842

Case 5

The archive of Reverend William Gunn

Case 6

A watercolour painting by J M W Turner, ‘Lake of Lucerne, from the Landing Place at Fluelen, looking towards Bauen and Tell's Chapel, Switzerland’ c. 1815

Case 7

An Anglo-Saxon gilded mount with interlace decoration

Case 8

An Anglo-Saxon great square-headed brooch

Case 10

A watercolour painting by J M W Turner, ‘The Blue Rigi, Lake of Lucerne, Sunrise’, 1842

Case 11

A painting by Alonso Sanchez Coello, ‘The Infante Don Diego’

Case 12

A collection of manuscript and printed maps cut as jigsaws and housed in a mahogany cabinet

Case 13

An eighteenth-century mantua and petticoat

Case 16

A felt appliqué and patch-worked album coverlet made by Ann West in 1820

Case 17

Diaries, correspondence and manuscript volumes of Mary Hamilton

Case 18

A painting by John Constable, ‘Flatford Lock from the Mill House’

Case 21

A painting by Karel van Manderthe Elder, ‘The Crucifixion’

Case 22

A bronze statuette of ‘Marsayas’ after Pierre Legros the Younger

Case 23

An eighteenth century embroidered man's banyan and waistcoat

Case 24

A ‘jadeite’ Neolithic axe-head from Sturminster Marshall, Dorset

Case 25

The guild roll of the Guild of St. Mary, Nottingham, 1371

Case 26

An Anglo-Saxon silver-gilt zoomorphic mount

Case 27

A fifteenth-century illuminated manuscript of the Hours of the Passion

Case 28

An eighteenth-century Union flag

2005-06

Case 1

A painting by Pietro di Francesco degli Orioli (1458-96), ‘Adoration of the Shepherds’, also known as ‘The Nativity’

Case 2

An Anglo-Saxon gold coin of King Coenwulf of Mercia

Case 3

Seven Viking silver pieces (six off-cuts from silver ingots and a stamped arm-ring fragment)

Case 6

A medieval bronze jug

Case 7

The Codex Stosch

Case 10

A pair of paintings entitled ‘View of the Grand Walk, Vauxhall Gardens’ and ‘The Rotunda, Ranelagh’ by Giovanni Antonio Canal, Il Canaletto (1697-1768)

Case 11

An English breech-loading, magazine primed, flintlock fowling piece, 1718

Case 12

A silver cup and cover by Solomon Hougham presented to Captain Philip Bowes Vere Broke, HMS Shannon

Case 13

The Naval Gold Medal awarded to Captain Philip Bowes Vere Broke, HMS Shannon

Case 14

A medieval figure of a bronze equestrian knight

Case 15

A pair of brocaded ivory silk satin wall hangings, ‘Verdures du Vatican’, designed by Jean Demosthene Dugourc for King Carlos IV of Spain and woven to order by Camille Pernon in Lyon around 1799

Case 16

A painting by Luca Carlevarijs, ‘View of the Molo, Venice, looking west’

Case 17

A Roman millefiori disc

Case 18

A painting by Naddo Ceccarelli, the ‘Madonna and Child’

Case 19

A silver presentation trophy plateau by Solomon Hougham presented to Captain Philip Bowes Vere Broke, HMS Shannon

Case 20

A portrait of Louis XVI by Antoine-Francois Callet in a frame by Francois-Charles Buteux

Case 21

A George II Gothic painted cabinet attributed to William Hallett c. 1752

Case 22

A painting by Luca Carlevarijs, ‘View of the Molo, Venice, looking west’

2004-05

Case 1

A Mantuan parcel-gilt and silvered bronze roundel

Case 2

A rare embroidered linen doublet c. 1650

Case 3

A rare silver Iron Age coin

Case 4

A painting by Jan Steen, ‘The Burgher of Delft and his daughter’

Case 5

A painting by Francis Bacon, ‘Study after Velasquez’

Case 6

A draft Royal Warrant for a patent for Robert Hooke's ‘Watches with Springs’

Case 8

A painting by Hans Memling, ‘Portrait of a Man in a Black Cap’

Case 10

A Mughal ceremonial dagger

Case 11

A Mughal flywhisk handle

Case 12

A Mughal silver huqqa set

Case 13

A Mughal flask

Case 14

A George II silver eperne by Paul Crespin, London 1748-49

Case 15

An illuminated medieval manuscript, the ‘Macclesfield Psalter’

Case 16

An album of watercolours, ‘Views of Calcutta’, by James Baillie Fraser

Case 17

A Cartier bandeau

Case 18

A silk and wool gentleman's doublet c. 1600

Case 19

A marble sculpture by Benedetto Pistrucci

Case 20

A Charles II silver dish

Case 21

An oak coffer by William Beckford and H E Goodridge

Case 22

A gold, silver-gilt, lapis-lazuli and enamel clock by Gustave Baugrand, Paris, 1867

Case 23

A pink satin and black bugle beaded bodice c. 1640-50

Case 25

A painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds, ‘The Archers’

Case 27

The Melchett Cast-Iron Fire Basket by Charles Sargeant Jagger c. 1930

Case 28

An Anglo-Saxon gold coin from the reign of King Coenwulf of Mercia

Case 29

A set of nineteen watercolours, ‘Blair's Grave’, by William Blake

Case 31

A Meissen armorial baluster vase and cover

Case 32

A pencil and black and red chalk drawing of Mary Hamilton by Sir Thomas Lawrence

2003-04

Case 2

The papers of Sir James Watt and his family

Case 3

A portrait of Sir James Watt by William Beechey

Case 5

A Regency carved mahogany centre table designed by Thomas Hope for his house in Duchess Street

Case 6

A pair of paintings by Claude-Joseph Vernet, ‘Calme: A Landscape at Sunset with Fishermen Returning their Catch’ and ‘Tempete: A Shipwreck in Stormy Seas’

Case 7

A painting by Annibale Carracci, ‘The Holy Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist’ (‘The Montalto Madonna’)

Case 9

A draft royal warrant for a patent for Robert Hooke's ‘watches with springs’

Case 11

A painting the ‘Virgin in Mourning’ attributed to the Master of Moulins

Case 12

A Siena marble table made for William Beckford

Case 13

Four silver wine coolers: one pair by Robert-Joseph Auguste of Paris and one pair by Parker and Wakelin of London

Case 14

The archive of G King and Son

Case 15

A collection of manuscripts and printed maps mounted and cut as jigsaws, housed in a mahogany cabinet

Case 17

A painting by Richard Parkes Bonnington, ‘French Coast with Fishermen’

Case 18

The archive of General Sir Eyre Coote

2002-03

Case 1

A full suit of armour c. 1495

Case 2

A pair of George IV ormolu and mother of pearl inlaid black and gilt-japanned papier-mâché vases, c.1830, the vases by Jennens and Bettridge, the mounts attributed to Edward Holmes Baldock

Case 4

A sallet by Lorenz Helmschmied, c. 1480

Case 5

Meissen figure of a vixen

Case 7

Meissen figure of a crouching king vulture

Case 8

Meissen figure of a turkey cock

Case 9

Queen Charlotte's emerald and diamond cross (licence refused—seller refused to accept V and A's matching offer)

Case 10

A miniature photograph album by Mary Dillwyn (1816-1906)

Case 11

A sketch of a horse and landscape by Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641)

Case 12

A portrait of ‘The Lieutenant General’, the Hon. Robert Monckton, by Benjamin West, 1764

Case 13

A Roman well-head, the Guilford puteal, c. 100BC

Case 14

An armchair designed by Marcel Breuer, 1936

Case 15

A dressing table designed by Marcel Breuer, 1936

Case 16

A drawing, ‘Study of a Mourning Woman’, by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)

Case 17

‘A Portrait of Omai’ by Sir Joshua Reynolds, c. 1775-76

Case 18

‘The Madonna of the Pinks’ (‘Madonna dei Garofani’) by Raphael (1483-1520)

Case 19

A portrait of Richard Arkwright junior with his wife Mary and daughter Anne by Joseph Wright of Derby, 1790

Case 20

A pair of silver wall sconces with the mark of Thomas Corbett, 1701

Case 21

A marble statue of Sir George Cooke (1645-1740) by Sir Henry Cheere (1703-81)

Case 22

Letters and diaries of Claudius James Rich (1787-1821)

Case 23

A miniature of the Nativity, attributed to Jean Bourdichon, c. 1510

Case 24

A bronze incense burner attributed to Desiderio da Firenze, c. 1540

Case 25

A Roman marble statue of Venus, known as the ‘Jenkins’ or ‘Barberini’ Venus, 1st-2na century AD

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many items that have been subject to a temporary export bar have been purchased before the expiration of the bar. (223570)

[holding answer 15 September 2008]: The information requested is set out in the following table.

Items available for acquisition

Items acquired

2006-07

19

12

2005-06

17

9

2004-05

25

9

2003-04

9

7

2002-03

23

11

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many temporary export bars his Department has placed on items in each of the last five years; and what items have been covered by such bars. (223571)

[holding answer 15 September 2008]: Of the 22 items recommended by the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art to warrant an export bar in 2006-07, one item (Case 1) had its export licence application withdrawn following the Committee meeting. One item (Case 26) had its export licence application refused before a decision was taken on the application because the owner was unwilling to accept a matching offer. Therefore 20 items had a temporary export bar placed on them, including one item for which a licence was issued (Case 23) as evidence was supplied, during the first deferral period, that it had entered the UK within the last 50 years.

Details of the 20 items on which temporary export bars were placed in 2006-07 are set out in the following table.

2006-07

Item

Case 2

A painting by Michiel Van Musscher “Portrait of an artist in his studio”

Case 4

A watercolour painting by J M W Turner, “The Dark Rigi, Lake of Lucerne”, 1842

Case 5

The archive of Reverend William Gunn

Case 6

A watercolour painting by J M W Turner, “Lake of Lucerne, from the Landing Place at Fluelen, looking towards Bauen and Tell’s Chapel, Switzerland” c. 1815

Case 7

An Anglo-Saxon gilded mount with interlace decoration

Case 8

An Anglo-Saxon great square-headed brooch

Case 10

A watercolour painting by J M W Turner, “The Blue Rigi, Lake of Lucerne, Sunrise”, 1842

Case 11

A painting by Alonso Sanchez Coello, “The Infante Don Diego”

Case 12

A collection of manuscript and printed maps cut as jigsaws and housed in a mahogany cabinet

Case 13

An 18th century mantua and petticoat

Case 16

A felt appliqué and patch-worked album coverlet made by Ann West in 1820

Case 17

Diaries, correspondence and manuscript volumes of Mary Hamilton

Case 18

A painting by John Constable, “Flatford Lock from the Mill House”

Case 21

A painting by Karel van Mander the Elder, “The Crucifixion”

Case 22

A bronze statuette of “Marsayas” after Pierre Legros the Younger

Case 23

An 18th century embroidered man’s banyan and waistcoat

Case 24

A ‘jadeite’ Neolithic axe-head from Sturminster Marshall, Dorset

Case 25

The guild roll of the Guild of St. Mary, Nottingham, 1371

Case 27

A 15th century illuminated manuscript of the Hours of the Passion

Case 28

An 18th century Union flag

Of the 18 items recommended by the Committee to warrant an export bar in 2005-06, one item (Case 16) had its export licence application withdrawn following the Committee meeting. Therefore 17 items had a temporary export bar placed on them.

Details of the 17 items on which temporary export bars were placed in 2005-06 are set out in the following table.

2005-06

Item

Case l

A painting by Pietro di Francesco degli Orioli (1458-96), “Adoration of the Shepherds”, also known as “The Nativity”

Case 2

An Anglo-Saxon gold coin of King Coenwulf of Mercia

Case 3

Seven Viking silver pieces (six off-cuts from silver ingots and a stamped arm-ring fragment)

Case 6

A medieval bronze jug

Case 7

The Codex Stosch

Case 10

A pair of paintings entitled “View of the Grand Walk, Vauxhall Gardens” and “The Rotunda, Ranelagh” by Giovanni Antonio Canal, il Canaletto (1697-1768)

Case 11

An English breech-loading, magazine primed, flintlock fowling piece, 1718

Case 12

A silver cup and cover by Solomon Hougham presented to Captain Philip Bowes Vere Broke, HMS Shannon

Case 13

The Naval Gold Medal awarded to Captain Philip Bowes Vere Broke, HMS Shannon

Case 14

A medieval figure of a bronze equestrian knight

Case 15

A pair of brocaded ivory silk satin wall hangings, “Verdures du Vatican”, designed by Jean Demosthene Dugourc for King Carlos IV of Spain and woven to order by Camille Pemon in Lyon around 1799

Case 17

A Roman millefiori disc

Case 18

A painting by Naddo Ceccarelli, the “Madonna and Child”

Case 19

A silver presentation trophy plateau by Solomon Hougham presented to Captain Philip Bowes Vere Broke, HMS Shannon

Case 20

A portrait of Louis XVI by Antoine-Francois Callet in a frame by Francois-Charles Buteux

Case 21

A George II Gothic painted cabinet attributed to William Hallett c. 1752

Case 22

A painting by Luca Carlevarijs, “View of the Molo, Venice, looking west”

Of the 27 items recommended by the Committee to warrant an export bar in 2004-05, two items (Cases 14 and 28) had their export licence applications refused before a decision was taken on the application because the owner was unwilling to accept a matching offer. Therefore 25 items had a temporary export bar placed on them.

Details of the 25 items on which a temporary export bar was placed in 2004-05 are set out in the following table.

2004-05

Item

Case 1

A Mantuan parcel-gilt and silvered bronze roundel

Case 2

A rare embroidered linen doublet c. 1650

Case 3

A rare silver Iron Age coin

Case 4

A painting by Jan Steen, “The Burgher of Delft and his daughter”

Case 5

A painting by Francis Bacon, “Study after Velasquez”

Case 6

A draft Royal Warrant for a patent for Robert Hooke’s ‘Watches with Springs’

Case 8

A painting by Hans Memling, “Portrait of a Man in a Black Cap”

Case 10

A Mughal ceremonial dagger

Case 11

A Mughal flywhisk handle

Case 12

A Mughal silver huqqa set

Case 13

A Mughal flask

Case 15

An illuminated medieval manuscript, the “Macclesfield Psalter”

Case 16

An album of watercolours. “Views of Calcutta”, by James Baillie Fraser

Case 17

A Cartier bandeau

Case 18

A silk and wool gentleman’s doublet c. 1600

Case 19

A marble sculpture by Benedetto Pistrucci

Case 20

A Charles II silver dish

Case 21

An oak coffer by William Beckford and HE Goodridge

Case 22

A gold, silver-gilt, lapis-lazuli and enamel clock by Gustave Baugrand, Paris, 1867

Case 23

A pink satin and black bugle beaded bodice c. 1640-50

Case 25

A painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds, “The Archers”

Case 27

The Melchett Cast-Iron Fire Basket by Charles Sargeant Jagger c. 1930

Case 29

A set of 19 watercolours, “Blair’s Grave”, by William Blake

Case 31

A Meissen armorial baluster vase and cover

Case 32

A pencil and black and red chalk drawing of Mary Hamilton by Sir Thomas Lawrence

Of the 13 items recommended by the Committee to warrant an export bar in 2003-04, three items (Cases 2, 3 and 15) had their export licence applications withdrawn before a decision was taken on the application. One application was refused (Case 9). Therefore nine items had a temporary export bar placed on them.

Details of the nine items on which a temporary export bar was placed in 2003-04 are set out in the following table.

2003-04

Item

Case 5

A Regency carved mahogany centre table designed by Thomas Hope for his house in Duchess Street'

Case 6

A pair of paintings by Claude-Joseph Vernet, “Calme: A Landscape at Sunset with Fishermen Returning their Catch” and “Tempete: A Shipwreck in Stormy Seas”

Case 7

A painting by Annibale Carracci, The Holy Family with the Infant Saint John the Baptist (‘The Montalto Madonna’)

Case 11

A painting the ‘Virgin in Mourning’ attributed to the Master of Moulins

Case 12

A Siena marble table made for William Beckford

Case 13

Four silver wine coolers: one pair by Robert-Joseph Auguste of Paris and one pair by Parker and Wakelin of London

Case 14

The archive of G King and Son

Case 17

A painting by Richard Parkes Bonnington, “French Coast with Fishermen”

Case 18

The archive of General Sir Eyre Coote

Of the 23 items recommended by the Committee to warrant an export bar in 2002-03, no items had their export licence applications withdrawn following the Committee meeting. Therefore 23 items had a temporary export bar placed on them.

Details of the 23 items on which a temporary export bar was placed in 2002-03 are set out in the following table.

2002-03

Item

Case 1

A full suit of armour c. 1495

Case 2

A pair of George IV ormolu and mother of pearl inlaid black and gilt-japanned papier-mâché vases, c. 1830, the vases by Jennens and Bettridge, the mounts attributed to Edward Holmes Baldock

Case 4

A sallet by Lorenz Helmschmied, c. 1480

Case 5

Meissen figure of a vixen

Case 7

Meissen figure of a crouching king vulture

Case 8

Meissen figure of a turkey cock

Case 9

Queen Charlotte’s emerald and diamond cross (licence refused—seller refused to accept V and A’s matching offer)

Case 10

A miniature photograph album by Mary Dillwyn (1816-1906)

Case 11

A sketch of a horse and landscape by Sir Anthony Van Dyck (1599-1641)

Case 12

A portrait of The Lieutenant General, the Hon. Robert Monckton, by Benjamin West, 1764

Case 13

A Roman well-head, the Guilford puteal, c. 100BC

Case 14

An armchair designed by Marcel Breuer, 1936

Case.15

A dressing table designed by Marcel Breuer, 1936

Case 16

A drawing, Study of a Mourning Woman, by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475-1564)

Case 17

A Portrait of Omai by Sir Joshua Reynolds, c. 1775-76

Case 18

The Madonna of the Pinks (Madonna dei Garofani) by Raphael (1483-1520)

Case 19

A portrait of Richard Arkwright junior with his wife Mary and daughter Anne by Joseph Wright of Derby, 1790

Case 20

A pair of silver wall sconces with the mark of Thomas Corbett, 1701

Case 21

A marble statue of Sir George Cooke (1645-1740) by Sir Henry Cheere (1703-81)

Case 22

Letters and diaries of Claudius James Rich (1787-1821)

Case 23

A miniature of the Nativity, attributed to Jean Bourdichon, c. 1510

Case 24

A bronze incense burner attributed to Desiderio da Firenze, c. 1540

Case 25

A Roman marble statue of Venus, known as the ‘Jenkins’ or ‘Barberini’ Venus, 1st–2nd century AD