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Britain's Lost Treasures Returned: How Houghton Got Its Art Back

Dan Cruickshank tells the story of how the art collection of Britain's first prime minister was sold to Russia in the 1770s and how it is returning to hang in its original home.

Dan Cruickshank tells the story of how the first British prime minister Robert Walpole's art collection, one of the finest in the 18th century western world, was sold to Russia in the 1770s and how, for the first time, it is returning to Britain for the summer of 2013 to hang in its original home of Houghton Hall in Norfolk.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 21 Aug 2014 00:00

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Role Contributor
Presenter Dan Cruickshank
Producer Alexander Leith
Director Alexander Leith
Executive Producer Basil Comely

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