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  • Joseph Mallord William Turner, 'A Hurricane in the Desert (The Simoom), for Rogers's 'Poems'' circa 1831-2

    Joseph Mallord William Turner
    A Hurricane in the Desert (The Simoom), for Rogers's 'Poems' circa 1831-2
    Pencil, watercolour and pen and ink
    support: 244 x 305 mm
    Accepted by the nation as part of the Turner Bequest 1856

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  • Alexander Cozens, 'Rocky Bay Scene' ?circa 1759-65

    Alexander Cozens
    Rocky Bay Scene ?circa 1759-65
    Oil on paper
    support: 160 x 187 mm
    Purchased as part of the Opp Collection with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund 1996

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  • William Hogarth, 'A Rake's Progress (plate 5)' 1735

    William Hogarth
    A Rake's Progress (plate 5) 1735
    Etching and engraving on paper
    image: 314 x 391 mm
    Transferred from the reference collection 1973

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  • Roy Lichtenstein, 'Explosion' 1965-6

    Roy Lichtenstein
    Explosion 1965-6
    Lithograph on paper
    image: 562 x 435 mm
    Presented by the Museum of Modern Art, New York 1976 Estate of Roy Lichtenstein

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  • Francis Bacon, 'Turning Figure' circa 1959-62

    Francis Bacon
    Turning Figure circa 1959-62
    Pencil and oil on paper
    image: 339 x 263 mm
    Purchased with assistance from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Art Fund and a group of anoymous donors in memory of Mario Tazzoli 1998 Estate of Francis Bacon. All Rights Reserved, DACS 2002

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