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Departmental Art Works

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 3 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 26 January 2009, Official Report, column 54W, on departmental art works, what the (a) title, (b) artist and (c) Government Art Collection reference number is of each Government Art Collection item reported as stolen in each year since 1997-98. (258586)

The following Government art collection works have been stolen since 1997-98:

Title

Artist

Last known location

Government art collection reference number

Lake Landscape

George Arnald

Ambassador’s temporary Residence, Buenos Aires, between 23 and 30 August 2001, presumed stolen.

GAC7462

St. James’s Park and Banqueting House

Anthony Highmore

Ambassador’s temporary Residence, Buenos Aires, between 23 and 30 August 2001, presumed stolen

GAC7963

Sir Woodbine Parish (1796-1882)

after Thomas Phillips

Ambassador’s temporary Residence, Buenos Aires, between 23 and 30 August 2001, presumed stolen.

GAC1328

Offering to Jupiter

Michele Rocca

Ambassador’s temporary Residence, Buenos Aires, between 23 and 30 August 2001, presumed stolen.

GAC2298

Landscape

Edward Williams

Ambassador’s temporary Residence, Buenos Aires, between 23 and 30 August 2001, presumed stolen.

GAC2703

Sir William Chambers

Francis Cotes

Stolen from the Somerset House Trust, Somerset House, London, in February 2008 and recovered by the police in September 2008.

GAC0/252

Shipping 1821

J.T. Serres

Stolen from the Somerset House Trust, Somerset House, London, in February 2008 and recovered by the police in September 2008.

GAC3158