Save Van Dyck's Self-portrait

A masterpiece for everyone

Our appeal with the National Portrait Gallery to secure Van Dyck’s magnificent final self-portrait for the nation has been a huge success. Around 10,000 people from across the world made donations, from £1 to £20,000. A major grant was received from the Heritage Lottery Fund as well as support from the Monument Trust and the Garfield Weston Foundation. These contributions have enabled us to raise the £10m needed to purchase the painting, which has now embarked on a three-year tour of the UK. Find out more.

Thank you to everyone who supported our campaign!

Our appeal with the National Portrait Gallery to secure Van Dyck’s magnificent final self-portrait for the nation has been a huge success. Around 10,000 people from across the world made donations, from £1 to £20,000. A major grant was received from the Heritage Lottery Fund as well as support from the Monument Trust and the Garfield Weston Foundation. These contributions have enabled us to raise the £10m needed to purchase the painting, which has now embarked on a three-year tour of the UK. Find out more.

Thank you to everyone who supported our campaign!

Latest News

Art Fund helps save half of all 'national treasures' in 2013–14

3 December 2014

Four of the eight works of art saved from export last year – including Anthony Van Dyck's final self-portrait – were secured for British collections with help from Art Fund grants totalling £820,000.


Saved: Van Dyck's Self-portrait

1 May 2014

Sir Anthony Van Dyck's final self-portrait has been bought by the National Portrait Gallery, following the success of a public appeal by the Gallery and the Art Fund.


Competition: Win a luxury holiday to Antwerp

3 April 2014

Win a trip for two to Van Dyck's birthplace.