This was a very insightful and well presented documentary on the history of British art collecting and the wealthy men behind the great collections in England. I knew a bit of the background to this history, including the 'grand tours' and the snapping up of art bargains from France after the fall of the monarchy there, but I never had the understanding of the personalities involved, the fabulous houses built specifically to house the art collections, and the founding of the National Gallery. The presenter was knowledgeable, and she had a good rapport with the people she interviewed. A great series. Highly recommended.
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