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An Edouard Manet portrait is among four treasures which have been prevented from leaving the UK in the last year.

The items, worth a collective £29m, include a Benjamin Britten draft score, two Italian console tables and a sculpture by John Nost the Elder.

The public will now have access to the works, according to a new report.

They were bought for a combined £9.3m, after the secretary of state enforced an export ban giving museums and galleries more time to raise funds.

If an object is more than 50 years old and requires a licence for export out of the UK, the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest, managed by Arts Council England, can decide whether the object is of national importance.

Its latest report said between 1 May 2011 and 30 April 2012 eleven items were considered, seven of which were referred to the secretary of state..

Manet’s portrait of Mademoiselle Claus, a major work in the development of impressionist art by the 19th Century French painter, is worth an estimated £28.4m but was purchased for £7.8m by the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford in April.

Following an eight-month campaign with more than 1000 public donations, 11 year-old Mara Talbot gave the last £30.

The complete draft score of The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra by English composer and pianist Benjamin Britten was bought by the British Library for £201,660, almost £19,000 less than it cost originally.

The pair of Italian console tables were purchased by the Victoria and Albert Museum and National Museums Scotland for £367,950 each.

The V&A also raised funds to buy The Crouching Venus, a work by Flemish sculptor John Nost, for £485,000.

Funds could not be raised for paintings by French artist Antoine Watteau, Venetian painter Francesco Guardi and an early 19th Century Italian classical tripod.

Chris Sabian is a portrait artist with http://www.kutefineart.com and owner of http://www.paragonprints.co.uk

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