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The Royal Academy

Duration: 03:36

Andrew Graham Dixon on the birth of the Royal Academy. He explains how Reynolds wanted to harness the public enthusiasm for culture by setting up an academy and the struggle that ensued with William Chambers

Available since: Tue 21 Jun 2011

Credits

Presenter
Andrew Graham-Dixon
Producer
John Hay
Executive Producer
Kim Thomas
Director
John Hay

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The Battle for British Art

Andrew Graham-Dixon chronicles British art in the 18th century.

First broadcast: 22 Jun 2006

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