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Delaroche (#502H) Duration: 58:06 STEREO TVPG

In 2010 the National Gallery in London staged an exhibition devoted to the work of Paul Delaroche, the 19th century French master who created one of the gallery's most popular paintings - "The Execution of Lady Jane Grey." While the show was on, curator Chris Riopelle received a visit from a man who thought he might have discovered a lost work by Delaroche. His name was Neil Wilson and he'd bought the painting in 1989. The exquisitely detailed oil depicts a young woman wearing a crown and performing an act of devotion, flanked by ladies-in-waiting with hands clasped in prayer. The work wasn't signed or attributed so it had gone under the hammer for just a few thousand pounds. But Neil always had a hunch it was something special.

Upcoming Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 6, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
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  • KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 12, 2018 -- 10:00am Remind me

Rodin (#503H) Duration: 58:05 STEREO TVPG

This episode is about a sketch of a Cambodian dancer attributed to Rodin, best known for his sculptures, but also an accomplished artist. In 1906, when the King of Cambodia visited France accompanied by a troupe of traditional dancers, Rodin witnessed one of their performances. He was enthralled, quickly seeking to capture their sense of movement in more than 100 pencil and watercolor sketches. Today, they can fetch around A?100,000 at auction - but the market has been infiltrated by countless fakes, many of which are linked to a forger with an extraordinary story.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 13, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 14, 2018 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 19, 2018 -- 10:00am Remind me

Portraits (#504H) Duration: 56:14 STEREO TVPG

Of all the pictures the team sees, it's portraits that often prove the most intriguing. More often than not, there are two things that everyone wants to know about a portrait - who is it, and who painted it? Every day, the ForF? team receives an email from someone who needs help solving a mystery. They sift through thousands of candidates in search of those precious few that have the spark of something special. The team often needs to unlock family secrets and carry out in-depth scientific research to get to the truth ... but how many stories will have a happy ending? This episode looks at three intriguing works of art. First we meet a retired couple from Eastbourne who share their flat with an 18th-century portrait of a beautiful young lady which may have been painted by society artist, Philip Mercier. Next, the British chief of a Dutch marketing firm wants to know if a sketch of a striking man with a shock of grey hair is by the greatest German artist of the 19th century, Adolph von Menzel. Finally, a Belgian couple with a passion for flea markets believe they may have stumbled upon a valuable early portrait by a colossus of modern art - Willem de Kooning.

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  • KQED Plus: Thu, Sep 20, 2018 -- 7:00pm Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Fri, Sep 21, 2018 -- 1:00am Remind me
  • KQED Plus: Wed, Sep 26, 2018 -- 10:00am Remind me
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