Greatest Painting in Britain Vote

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The Greatest Painting in Britain Vote was a survey made by BBC Radio 4's Today programme in Summer 2005 with the aim of discovering the best-loved painting in Britain, in the manner of 100 Greatest Britons and The Big Read. It was criticised for the conservatism of the final selection as well as the unsuitability of the idea for the non-visual medium of radio.

The winner, voted for by the public from a shortlist of 10, was announced on air on 5 September 2005.

The Top Ten[edit]

2. The Hay Wain by John Constable (National Gallery) 
4. The Arnolfini Portrait by Jan van Eyck (National Gallery) 
6. Sunflowers by Vincent van Gogh (National Gallery) 
9. The Baptism of Christ by Piero della Francesca (National Gallery) 
10. A Rake's Progress III: 'The Orgy' by William Hogarth (Sir John Soane's Museum, London) 

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