The Vanishing Velázquez
A 19th-Century Bookseller's Obsession With A Lost MasterpieceBook - 2016
From one of the world?s most expert art critics, the incredible true story?part art history and part mystery?of a Velazquez portrait that went missing and the obsessed nineteenth-century bookseller determined to prove he had found it. When John Snare, a nineteenth-century provincial bookseller, traveled to a liquidation auction, he stumbled on a vivid portrait of King Charles I that defied any explanation. The Charles of the painting was young?too young to be king?and yet also too young to be painted by the Flemish painter to which the work was attributed. Snare had found something incredible?but what?
Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2016.
Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
Characteristics: viii, 296 pages, 10 color plates : illustrations ; 24 cm