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Banksy's Balloon Girl voted nation's favourite artwork

A Bonhams' employee adjusting a version of Banksy's Balloon Girl. Photo: 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.

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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