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George Stubbs' kangaroo and dingo paintings to stay in UK

6 November 2013 Last updated at 19:24 GMT

Two George Stubbs paintings are to stay in the UK after the National Maritime Museum bought them with the help of a £1.5m donation from shipping magnate Eyal Ofer.

The 18th century works were commissioned after Captain James Cook's first Endeavour voyage to the Pacific.

They were put under an export bar in January after being sold to a buyer outside the UK, and sparked an appeal backed by David Attenborough to keep them in the UK.

Will Gompertz reports.