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The third programme in a six-part history of the Renaissance. Visiting Mantua, Florence, Urbino and Ferrara, the presenter describes how the rise of city-states and the opulence of the Renaissance palaces gave rise to a new form of artistic patronage. Artists whose works are featured include Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Gozzoli and Mantegna.
Presented by Andrew Graham-Dixon
Transferred from an analogue VHS recording from the original Television broadcast.
Note, the picture quality is not quite so good on this episode as the previous 2 because the programme had been recorded on LP. It is still perfectly watchable though and the audio is excellent. This is a an excellent series.
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