§ Mr. Faulds
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he will list the items for which the issuing of export licences was withheld on the recommendation of the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art during the year ended 30 June 1979, specifying in each case the valuation and whether the item was eventually exported or retained, with particulars in the latter event of the
Description Valuation Outcome £ George III gold cup: Parker and Wakelin, London 1772. 8,500 Purchased by City Art Gallery, Manchester. Pair of Charles II silver fire-dogs … … … — Retained—licence suspended* for an indefinite period. Michelangelo Tondo … … … … — Retained—licence suspended for an indefinite period. Painting: "Study-head of James Duke of York" by Sir Peter Lely. 20,000 Purchased by National Portrait Gallery. English Gothic stone corbel head … … … 18,000 Purchased by British Museum. Gold watch and Chatelaine, c 1778 … … 14,500 Purchased by British Museum. Elizabethan glass presentation goblet … … 100,000 Purchased by Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery. Persian Manuscript … … … … … 60,500 Exported. English 14th century pointed stone arch … … 15,000 Purchased by the castle Museum, Norwich. Elizabethan spice box … … … … 48,400 Exported. Roman Vase: 2nd century AD … … … 253,808 Purchased by Burrell Collection, Glasgow. Louis XIII ebony cabinet-on-stand … … 18,000 Purchased by the Geffrye Museum, London. Pair of English double-barrelled turn-over pistols by Harman Barne, c 1650. 30,000 Purchased by the Armouries, Her Majesty's Tower of London. English eight shot revolving snaphaunce pistol by T. Annely, c 1700. 18,000 Purchased by the Armouries, Her Majesty's Tower of London. Set of two pairs of English pistols by John Manton in a case with accessories, c 1804. 30,000 Purchased by the Armouries, Her Majesty's Tower of London English magazine repeating pistol by H. W. Mortimer in a case with accessories, c 1800. 20,000 Purchased by the Armouries, Her Majesty's Tower of London. Flintlock sporting gun by Simpson of York … — Retained—licence suspended* for an indefinite period. Double-barrelled percussion gun by Le Page of Paris, c 1860. 25,000 Purchased by the Armouries, Her Majesty's Tower of London. Scottish snaphaunce wall-gun, the older barrel dated 1599, the remainder 1640. 140,000 purchased by the National Museum of Antiquities of Scotland. Pair of gilt-stock presentation Scottish pistols by Murdoch, given to the Duke of Clarence. 50,000 Purchased by Inverness Museum. Sevres dessert service … … … … 450,000 Purchased by the Victoria and Albert Museum. Pair of William III silver gilt ewers by Pierre Harache — Licence withheld for four months i.e. to 21 October 1979. A silver plaque by Paul van Vianen … … — Licence withheld for six months, i.e. to 21 December 1979. * The owner announced his intention of retaining the item; therefore the licence was suspended for an indefinite period.
§ Mr. Faulds
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he will specify the allocations made to public institutions in the United Kingdom during the half year ended 30 June 1979, on the recommendation of the Standing Commission on Museums and Galleries, of individual works of art and museum objects pre-eminent for national, scientific, historic or artistic interest which have392W
acquiring institution; and whether he will list any items for which licences have been withheld but the final disposal of which is not yet decided, specifying in each case (a) the valuation and (b) the relevant time limit.
Mr. St. John-Stevas: The details I am able to give are in the following table. In some cases a valuation is not given because of the owner's wish that this should remain confidential.
been accepted by the Treasury in satisfaction of capital transfer tax, together with information, where applicable, as to wishes expressed in the matter of allocation by testators and executors; and whether he will list the works of art and museum objects which are still awaiting allocation, with the respective dates of their acceptance in satisfaction of capital transfer tax.393W
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
The following table sets out the allocation of works of art to public institutions in the United Kingdom during the half year ended 30
WORKS OF ART ALLOCATED IN THE HALF YEAR ENDING 30 JUNE 1979 Work of art Allocation announced Museum or Gallery to which allocated Executors' wishes A painting by Turner, "A View of the Thames from Richmond Hill". 22 February … Manchester City Art Gallery. None. A painting by Degas, "Two Dancers in a Field". 1 March … Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Fitzwilliam Museum. A Brazilian wood carving … 22 March … Royal Scottish Museum. British Museum. A collection of Goya etchings and lithographs. 28 March … British Museum … Offer conditional on allocation to British Museum. A drawing by Vittore Carpaccio, "Two Groups of Standing Ecclesiastics". 28 March … Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge. Offer conditional on allocation to Fitzwilliam Museum. The Valhalla collection of ships figureheads and other maritime artefacts. 19 April … National Maritime Museum. None. A painting by Sir Paul Rubens and Jan Brueghel, "The Death of Hippolytus". 30 April … Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge. Fitzwilliam Museum A collection of paintings by Charles Towne. 24 May … Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool. Walker Art Gallery. A Haida oil bowl … … … 21 June … Hunterian Museum, Glasgow University. British Museum. A collection of Goya etchings and lithographs. 28 June … British Museum … British Museum.
ITEMS ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF TAX BUT NOT YET ALLOCATED Work of art Date of acceptance in lieu of Estate Duty or Capital Transfer Tax A painting by Aert Van Der Neer of a winter landscape at sunset … … 27 November 1978 A painting by Luca Giordano, "The Visit of the Virgin Mary to her Cousin Elizabeth". 30 November 1978 An oil sketch by Sir Peter Paul Rubens, "Jacob and Esau" … … 12 Jun 1979 A panel by Giovanni Bellini, "The Madonna and Child" … … … 12 Jun 1979 A drawing by Francesco Di Giorgio Martini, "Adam and Eve" … … 12 Jun 1979