Britain's Lost Masterpieces

Britain's Lost Masterpieces is a factual BBC Four television series that aims to uncover overlooked art masterpieces in public collections, in conjunction with Art UK.[1][2] It is presented by Bendor Grosvenor and a companion. In series 1 this was Jacky Klein; in series 2, Emma Dabiri. Programmes also feature the art restorer, Simon Rollo Gillespie.

Britain's Lost Masterpieces
GenreDocumentary
Presented by
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series4
No. of episodes13
Production
Running time60 minutes
Release
Original networkBBC Four
Original release21 September 2016 (2016-09-21) –
present

Series 1Edit

Series one, comprising three episodes, aired in September—October 2016.[3]

  1. 27 September 2016 (2016-09-27): Swansea - a 17th century work by Jacob Jordaens.[2]
  2. 3 October 2016 (2016-10-03): Aberdeenshire - a Madonna attributed "After Raphael".
  3. 5 October 2016 (2016-10-05): Belfast - works by Pieter Brueghel the Younger.

Series 2Edit

Series two was aired in September–October 2017.

  1. 29 September 2017 (2017-09-29): Glasgow - a portrait of George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, at Pollok House, is shown to be by Peter Paul Rubens.[4]
  2. 5 October 2017 (2017-10-05): Derby - a potential hidden masterpiece by Joseph Wright of Derby.
  3. 11 October 2017 (2017-10-11): Carmarthenshire.
  4. 18 October 2017 (2017-10-18): Arbroath. A portrait by Antonis Mor, from the collection of Hospitalfield House, and previously owned by Patrick Allan Fraser.

Series 3Edit

Series three was aired in August 2018.

  1. 17 August 2018 (2018-08-17): Devon - a potential self portrait by Rembrandt is investigated at Knightshayes Court near Tiverton.
  2. 23 August 2018 (2018-08-23): Manchester - a potential portrait by German painter Johann Zoffany, a favourite portraitist of the royal family under King George III is investigated at the Manchester Art Gallery.
  3. 30 August 2018 (2018-08-30): Petworth - two portraits potentially by Anthony van Dyck and Titian are investigated at Petworth House in West Sussex.

Series 4Edit

Series four was aired in October / November 2019.

  1. 30 October 2019 (2019-10-30): Bodleian Library - A potential portrait by Pompeo Batoni is investigated.
  2. 6 November 2019 (2019-11-06): Birmingham Art Gallery - Potential landscapes by Thomas Gainsborough, Jan Brueghel the Younger and Joos de Momper are investigated.
  3. 13 November 2019 (2019-11-13): National Museum of Wales - A potential painting by Sandro_Botticelli is investigated.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Britain's Lost Masterpieces - BBC Four". BBC. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b "BBC Four's Britain's Lost Masterpieces discovers rare painting by 17th Century master Jacob Jordaens". BBC. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Series 1, Britain's Lost Masterpieces - Episode guide - BBC Four". BBC. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  4. ^ O'Connor, Roisin (25 September 2017). "Lost Rubens portrait of one of the 'most famous gay men in history' rediscovered in Glasgow". The Independent. Retrieved 29 September 2017.

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