Banksy's Balloon Girl voted nation's favourite artwork

A Bonhams' employee adjusting a version of Banksy's Balloon Girl. Credit: PA Images

Bristol graffiti artist Banksy has beaten the likes of Turner and Constable in a poll of the nation's favourite artwork.

His famous 2002 artwork on the wall of a Shoreditch shop, Balloon Girl, came top of a list of British art preferred by 2,000 people who were given a shortlist drawn up by arts editors and writers to choose from.

Second place went to John Constable's 1821 Romantic landscape The Hay Wain.

John Constable's 1821 Romantic landscape The Hay Wain came second. Credit: PA Images

Third spot was taken by Jack Vettriano's 1992 painting The Singing Butler.

Jack Vettriano's The Singing Butler came third. Credit: PA Images

The full list of the nation's favourite works by British artists according to The Frame National Art Audit is as follows:

  • Banksy; Balloon Girl

  • John Constable; The Hay Wain

  • Jack Vettriano; The Singing Butler

  • JMW Turner; The Fighting Temeraire

  • Antony Gormley; The Angel of the North

  • L S Lowry; Going to the Match

  • John William Waterhouse; The Lady of Shalott

  • Peter Blake; Sgt Pepper album cover

  • Hipgnosis and George Hardie; Dark Side of the Moon album cover

  • George Stubbs; Mares and Foals

  • Thomas Gainsborough; Mr and Mrs Andrews

  • John Everett Millais; Ophelia

  • Andy Goldsworthy; Balanced Rock Misty

  • David Hockney; A Bigger Splash

  • Bridget Riley; Movement in Squares

  • Anish Kapoor; ArcelorMittal Orbit

  • Stik; A Couple Hold Hands in the Street

  • Maggi Hambling; Scallop

  • Henry Moore; Reclining Figure

  • Jamie Reid; Never Mind the Bollocks album cover