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* 2011/12 figure for the nine months up to 13 December 2011
The funding for work commissioned or acquired by the Speaker’s Advisory Committee on Works of Art comes from the House of Commons Administration Estimate, not from Government.Some acquisitions made by the Committee over this period have been part funded by a House of Commons Charity, The Speaker’s Art Fund (Registered Charity No. 1105968). Details are set out where relevant in the tables below.
2. Table showing the works of art commissioned by year, with a description, the artist's name and expenditure
* Part payment
Works of art are commissioned in line with the acquisitions policy of the House of Commons. This specifies that the committee will follow an active policy of commissioning portraits, portrait busts and portrait photographs of important figures within the contemporary House of Commons. Notes of discussions of the Committee since May 2011 and notes of decisions between October 2007 and May 2011 are available on the Committee’s website Works of Art Advisory Committee
All items are sited around the Parliamentary Estate.
3. Table showing portraits, sculptures and other items acquired by the committee, with year item description, artist, cost and contributions from other organisations
Costs allocated to the financial year during which the acquisition agreed by the Committee up to May 2011 where details are available on the Committee's website.
2007/08 Contribution towards the following works:
Portrait of baron Holland
Series of 14 caricatures, the 'French Habits'
Marble bust of Fox
Portrait sketch of Fox
Charcoal portrait of John Eliot Burns Seven Vanity Fair caricatures of Disraeli etc. Painting of Churchill Arch
View of the Old Palace of Westminster - watercolour
Two views of St Stephen's Chapel - watercolour
All items are sited around the Parliamentary Estate. Notes of discussions of the Committee since May 2011 and notes of decisions between October 2007 and May 2011 are available on the Committee’s website. The information on the website includes details of acquisitions made since May 2011, including where contributions have been made by the Speaker’s Art Fund.