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Rolf on Art

Series 5

Episode 2: Gainsborough

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC One Wales

As he delves into the life and work of probably the greatest portrait artist Britain has ever seen, Rolf Harris tackles his own version of Thomas Gainsborough's Mr and Mrs Andrews. He tries his hand at creating the perfect composition for a landscape by making a model out of broccoli, twigs and stones, just as Gainsborough would have done.Digital technology offers a glimpse of what one huge Gainsborough painting looked like before fashions changed and the artist was asked to bring it up to date. Plus, cameras are allowed into the country home of the Whitbreads to see the brewing family's remarkable collection of Gainsborough's work. Show less

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