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Why has Mrs Letitia Sage put on her white fur mantle? The great British art quiz – The Guardian


This quiz is brought to you in collaboration with Art UK, the online home for Britain’s public art collections, showing art from more than 3,000 venues and by 45,000 artists. Each day, a different collection on Art UK will set the questions. Today, our questions are set by Science Museum Group Collection. The Science Museum Group includes the National Science and Media Museum in Bradford, the National Railway Museum in York, the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester, Locomotion in County Durham and the Science Museum in London. It cares for a national collection of 7.3m items, many related to science, technology and medicine. You can see art from the Science Museum Group Collection on Art UK here. Find out more on the Science Museum Group Collection website here.

Which natural landmark does this railway poster advertise?

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Artist and astronomer James Nasmyth (1808-90) was the first person to see what on the surface of the sun?

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Shown in a first world war munitions factory, what were these hard-working women colloquially known as?

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What common Christian imagery is artist Gilbert Daykin (1886-1939) evoking in this painting of The Miner Enslaved?

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What famous event does this painting commemorate in the life of Mrs Letitia Sage?

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How many dogs are there in this scene at Kings Cross station, London, painted in the 1890s?

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This painting by Edward Frederick Skinner (1865-1924) shows women at work file-cutting in a Sheffield steel mill. For what reason was it commissioned?

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Herbert W Garratt came up with his design for an articulated locomotive while working in South America, but which island state bought the first Garratt?

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