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A Fortune in Pictures

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The National Gallery, London
An Omnibus presentation to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the National Gallery.
In the early days a Botticelli portrait cost the Gallery £100; the Tiepolo painting of Venus and Time was bought in 1969 for over £400,000.
This film portrait, made four years ago, shows the masterpieces which make the Gallery the most comprehensive collection of western art in the world: and looks at the surprising activity that goes on behind the canvases.
The National Gallery is an odd mixture of modern know-how, of X-rays and microphotography and tradition, elegant paintings, and forbidding courtyards.
Narrators PATRICK ALLEN and JILL BALCON
Stills direction ANN TURNER
Producer for Patria Pictures Ltd
G. BUCKLAND-SMITH
Written and directed bv MICHAEL GILL BBCtv/Patria Pictures Ltd (First shown on BBC2J

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Narrators: Patrick Allen
Narrators: Jill Balcon

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A Fortune in Pictures

BBC One London, 12 May 1974 22.00






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