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Sculpture on left: Bust of a Woman, undated, Richard James Wyatt (1795–1850), marble, Sculpture on right: Princess Marie Pauline Borghese (1780–1825) as Venus Victrix, mid-19th century, Antonio Canova (after), marble, photo credit: Art UK / Leeds Museums & Galleries

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‘Taddei Tondo’ The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John, ca.1504–1505, marble relief by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564), photo credit: Royal Academy of Arts, London; Photographer: Prudence Cuming Associates Limited

‘Taddei Tondo’ The Virgin and Child with the Infant Saint John, ca.1504–1505, marble relief by Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564)
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Reading the News, c.1820, oil on panel by David Wilkie (1785–1841), photo credit: Laing Art Gallery

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Dyffwys, North Wales, c.1920, oil on canvas on board by Christopher Williams (1873–1934), photo credit: Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales

c.1920, oil on canvas on board by Christopher Williams (1873–1934)
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The Stabbing, 1955, ink & wash on paper by Elisabeth Frink (1930–1993), © estate of Elisabeth Frink. All rights reserved, DACS 2017, photo credit: The Ingram Collection of Modern British and Contemporary Art

1955, ink & wash on paper by Elisabeth Frink (1930–1993)
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Elisabeth Frink (1930–1993)

Known for her numerous public commissions, for example Horse and Rider (1975) in Piccadilly, London, she also created many works on paper that can be found on Art UK.

London: Hyde Park (British Railways poster artwork), 1949, oil on canvas by Edwin Lawson James Harris (1891–1961), © the copyright holder, photo credit: National Railway Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

1949, oil on canvas by Edwin Lawson James Harris (1891–1961)
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