An exhibition in Moscow of British art held in the Soviet
Unused / unissued material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
Russia, USSR / Union of Soviet Socialist Republics
LS High shot, the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts. MS Plaque, possibly with name of museum or exhibition in Russian. LS Nikolai Mikhailov, Soviet Minister for Culture, opens exhibition by cutting tape (22nd March 1956) and accompanies Sir William Hayter (British Ambassador in Russia) and Lady Hayter into hall. Various shots of people looking at the paintings and other exhibits. CU Landscape painting. CU Guests talking. MS Three portrait paintings with crowd in foreground. CU Woman's portrait. CU Guests looking at paintings. CU Portrait of English philosopher, John Locke by Gottfried Kneller. CU Full screen, ditto. MS Portrait of the Duchess of Beaufort by Thomas Gainsborough, with a small crowd in foreground. CU Ditto. CU Guests talking about a painting. CU Painting by Richard Parkes Bonington, "Boats at the Seashore". CU Painting, a white horse with young rider in a rural setting, possibly a Constable. LS Exhibition gallery with guests. CU Painting of two men loading a furnace. CU Display of chinaware. (3 shots). MS Group of guests looking at exhibits.
Note: "Date received" in original paperwork reads: 22/03/1956