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The contents of this site, both text and images, are protected by UK copyright legislation. The following copyright information is divided into two sections relating to text and images.


The text on this site is subject to Crown Copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. The text may be reproduced under the terms of HMSO's Class Licence by completing the online application.


If you wish to reproduce any of the works of art featured on this site, please contact the Government Art Collection, who can supply you with an image of the work and grant the appropriate reproduction rights.

If the artist of the work is alive, or has been dead for under seventy years, there will normally exist a separate copyright in the work itself, in addition to the copyright in the photographic reproduction. It is your responsibility to obtain permission from the copyright holder before you reproduce a work of art and the Government Art Collection will not release an image before it sees proof of this permission. In some cases, the Government Art Collection may be able to provide you with the contact details of the copyright holder. The Government Art Collection is also the first contact for copyright of works of art on this site marked  Crown Copyright or  Queen's Printer and Controller of HMSO.

Copyright notices below images of works normally refer to the copyright in the work of art itself; in some instances an additional copyright notice or acknowledgement is given for the photograph of the work. Where there is no reference to copyright in relation to the photographic image, the photograph in most cases will be  Crown Copyright or  Queen's Printer and Controller of HMSO. Please contact the Government Art Collection for information about the copyright status of specific images.

The Design and Artists Copyright Society (DACS) represents many artists and estates for matters of copyright in the UK. You can contact DACS on TEL: +44 (0)20 7336 8811 FAX: +44 (0)20 7336 8822, or visit the web site at


The Government Art Collection has made all reasonable efforts to ensure that works of art on this website are reproduced with the permission of the copyright holders. However, the copyright status of some works of art in the Collection remains unclear and we would welcome any information regarding the identity of the relevant copyright holders for the artists listed on our copyright research page.

The Government Art Collection is not responsible for the contents or reliability of linked websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. Listing shall not be taken as endorsement of any kind.

Whilst every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this website, the Government Art Collection assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions, or for damages resulting from the use of the information contained within the site.



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