Britains Lost Masterpieces S01E01 PDTV x264-TVCSep 30
Join Dr. Bendor Grosvenor and Jacky Klein as they seek out the work of some of the biggest names in art, lying hidden in local museums and country houses all across Britain. Britain’s publicly owned art collection contains over 210,000 paintings. But at any one time, over 80 percent of these are locked away in storage. And, among this secret treasure trove of mystery paintings are some of the finest works of art the public owns – but didn’t know they had. There might even be some priceless Old Masters lost in the vaults.
Season 1, Episode 1 – “Swansea”
The Swansea museum store contains everything from a stuffed pigeon to a police car, but can Bendor and Jacky reveal a multi-million pound lost masterpiece that will not only become a jewel of Swansea museum’s collection, but also re-write art history?
Also in this episode, a rare appearance at the museum of a giant painting of local coal miners prompts Jacky to re-examine the life of the man who painted them, the renowned Polish artist Josef Herman. She tracks down those who remember him in South Wales.