Bought with Love


October 4, 2015

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Helen Rosslyn explores how collecting reached its maturity in the 19th century when unprecedented wealth from Britain's booming economy encouraged enlightened, philanthropic industrialists to spend their fortunes on art, and in many cases then donate their collections to the nation.

September 27, 2015

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With Britain's country houses being home to world-class art collections full of priceless old masters and more, this three-part series sees art historian Helen Rosslyn tell the story of how great art has been brought to Britain by passionate collectors and how these same collectors have also turned patron and commissioned ...
Episodes 2015

The Secret History of British Art Collections

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Britain's country houses are home to astonishing world-class art collections full of priceless old masters and more. In this three-part series art historian Helen Rosslyn opens the doors of some of our most impressive country houses to tell the story of how so many great paintings came to Britain and of the adventurous men...
Episodes 2013

3. The Age of the Individual

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How the booming 19th-century economy saw philanthropic industrialists buying great art.

2. The Golden Age

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A look at the era when aristocrats filled their villas with 17th-century masterpieces.

1. The Pioneers

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A look at the influence of the 17th-century pioneer collectors such as Thomas Howard.
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