Departmental Art Works

Justice written question – answered on 3rd March 2009.

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Photo of Shailesh Vara Shailesh Vara Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which works of art from the Government Art Collection each Minister in his Department has selected for display in a private office.

Photo of Jack Straw Jack Straw The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

I and Ministers in my Department, have a number of pieces of artwork from the Government Art Collection on display in private offices, the detail of which are as follows:

The Rt. Hon. Jack Straw MP

Trial by Jury, Feliks Topolski, 1949

The Judge and his Clerk. Merlyn Oliver Evans, 1949

Brougham, Walter Richard Sickert, 1930

Procession Attending the Great National Petition of 3,317, 702 to the House of Commons, Anon British 19th Century

The Rt. Hon. David Hanson MP

Interior, Dennis Creffield, 1971

Girl in a Kimono. Dennis Creffield, 1971

Free Range, Edwin La Dell, date not known

The Ruins of Downing Hall. Flintshire. Tony Steele-Morgan. 1977

Marching Out, George Robson, 2001

Maria Eagle MP

"A Midsummer Night's Dream"; What angel wakes me from my flowery bed?. Barbara Brownlee. 1964

"Hamlet": Nymph in thy orisons be all my sins remembered. Sandra Blow. 1964

"Henry IV Part 2": Sir John Falstaff and Mr Justice Shallow recruiting in Gloucestershire. Brian Robb. 1964

Interior with Figures. Francis Bacon. 1975

Icons in a Smoke-filled Room, Claes Oldenburg. 1996: published 1997

William Brown Suite, Helena Markson, 1964-1965

The Rt. Hon . Michael Wills MP

The Bay. David Jones, c1929-1930

Lower Wessex Lane. Spring, Norman Stevens. 1976

Everything Beautiful is Far Away, Mark Titchner. 2003-2005

Tea. David Tindle. 1970-1971

Untitled (Student). Matthew Usmar Lauder, 2006

Bridget Prentice MP

Bray Village, Jeremy King, undated

Kim, Kwo Da-Wei, 1959

Bar-B-Q. Roland Piche, 1972

It was the fourth time that Daddy had fallen for the exploding fork routine, Glen Baxter, 1984

I sensed that Brenda was trying to impress me.... Glen Baxter, 1984

Lord Bach

The South Prospect of Leicester, Samuel and Nathaniel Buck, published 25 March 1743

The War Office, William Monk, cl918

Mine Crater. Hill 60. December 191", Paul Nash, December 1917

Andean Blue. Zoe Hodgson, 1997

Departures. Peter McDonald, 2006

Shahid Malik MP

Shahid Malik MP currently has no artwork from the Government Art Collection on display in his private office, but is in the process of selecting some.

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