The Fallen Madonna by the fictional painter Van Klomp was a portrait of a bare breasted woman which provided a recurring theme of the long-running BBC One television comedy series 'Allo 'Allo! (1984-92), written by David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd. The painting was always referred to as "the Fallen Madonna with the big boobies". The first episode of the first series of 'Allo 'Allo! (1984) was entitled The Fallen Madonna. In an earlier pilot the painting was referred to as the "reclining" Madonna.
Following his assistance with an event connected with the programme, the BBC presented the 6th Marquess of Bath with a specially commissioned copy of the Fallen Madonna which was hung alongside Old Masters in Bath's ancestral home, Longleat.
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Jan 28 08, 9:45 AM
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