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The House in Leicester Fields

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Memories of Sir Joshua Reynolds whose house in Leicester Square was pulled down earlier thus year.
Devised and compiled by Leonard B. CottreII rAe C/Mracff! and other friends and visitors of Sir Joshua Reynolds
Ronald Simpson and Atholl Fleming now playing in The Platom Light appear by permission of Bryen, Linnit, and Dunfee
Production by Felix Felton
When it was announced a few months ago that Number Forty-Seven Leicester Square, home and studio of Sir Joshua Reynolds, among the first of British portrait painters and founder of the Royal Academy, was to be demolished, Leonard Cottrell. a young Birmingham man, among the many to protest. The demolishing of this old red-brick house that was Sir Joshua's home from his thirty-seventh year to the end of his life, gave Cottreli the idea to write a radio programme around it, partly in the hope that it may awaken people to realise the loss that the nation is suffering through the destruction of so many historic houses.
He has tried to bring to life some of the famous men and women who frequented it, either to Joshua's dining-room or to be painted in his studio - Dr. Johnson and Boswell, David Garrick, Edmund Burke, Fanny Burney, and so forth.
Listeners will hear the poignant scene in which Reynolds, while painting the portrait of the Marchioness of Hertford, felt his sight failing and realised that his career was at an end; and the broadcast will close with the great painter's death in February, 179.:.

Contributors

Unknown: Sir Joshua Reynolds
Unknown: Leonard B. Cottreii
Production By: Felix Felton
Sir Joshua Reynolds: Ronald Stmpson
James Northcotc: Stephen Jack
Fanny Burney: Valentinedunn
Dr Johnson: D A Clarke-Srmth
James BoswelI: Athou Fleming
The Marchioness of Hertfort: Alice O'Day
The Narrator: J B Rowe

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