Winslow Homer trumps Monet?

June 27 2011

Image of Winslow Homer trumps Monet?

Picture: BBC

On the sunniest evening of the year so far, the second programme of 'Fake or Fortune?' netted over 4m viewers last night. The figure beats the 3.9m from the previous programme on Monet. Given that not many people in England are familiar with Homer, that tells you something about how people are interested in paintings with good stories, no matter who the artist.

The peak viewing figure was 4.5m. We even beat The Royal over on ITV - and it's not often that an arts programme gets more viewers than a drama. 

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