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BBC Two: Charles I's Treasures Reunited

Presenter Brenda Emmanus

Presenter Brenda Emmanus © BBC

Presenter Brenda Emmanus explores the Royal Academy’s landmark exhibition 'Charles I: King and Collector', which brings together much of Charles I’s extraordinary art collection for the first time since the 17th century.  Organised in partnership with Royal Collection Trust, the exhibition includes more than 90 works of art from the Royal Collection, as well as works from collections around the world.

With the help of art historians, curators and conservators, Brenda explores the stories behind the works in Charles I's collection - including artists such as Dürer, Rubens, Titian and Holbein - and tells the incredible story of how it was amassed by the King and then dismantled by Oliver Cromwell.

Visit the BBC programme page to find out when the programme will air.

Selected highlights from the Collection

Albrecht Dürer (1471-1528)

Burkhard of Speyer

Sir Anthony van Dyck (1599-1641)

Charles I (1600-1649)

Sir Peter Paul Rubens (Siegen 1577 - Antwerp 1640)

A Self-Portrait

Orazio Gentileschi (Pisa 1563-London 1639)

Joseph and Potiphar's wife

Hans Holbein the Younger (1497/8-1543)

William Reskimer (d.1552)