|Laura Knight with model, self-portrait, 1913, copyright artist's estate|
|Barbara Hepworth, photo copyright Peter Keen, 1950s, NPG|
I can't see AGD plumping for anyone from the last century. His History of British Art got through the interwar years in just a couple of pages. But Modern British is in the ascendant, and the auction houses would love to see Hepworth's face printed on the piles of money the publicity would generate. She has a good face for a banknote, a serious face with plenty of character. Then again, choosing Lucien Freud might give the Queen an opportunity for revenge; large HM on one side, tiny Lucien on the other...
|JMW Turner, self-portrait, Tate|
|Tim Spall as Turner, in Mr Turner, 2014|
|Thomas Gainsborough, self-portrait, NPG|
But the winner will no doubt be Turner, which is a shame. It would be fun to have the kids asking, 'Dad, lend us a Grayson.'