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The lost painting / Jonathan Harr.

Author/Creator:
Harr, Jonathan.
Edition:
1st ed.
Publication:
New York : Random House, c2005.
Format/Description:
Book
271 p. ; 25 cm.
Subjects:
Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da, 1573-1610 -- Criticism and interpretation.
John, the Baptist, Saint -- Art.
Painting, Italian -- Attribution.
Painting -- Expertising.
Caravaggio, Michelangelo Merisi da, 1573-1610. Taking of Christ.
Jesus Christ -- Betrayal -- Art.
John, the Baptist, Saint -- Art.
Summary:
A decaying palazzo on a hilltop near the Adriatic coast, and in the basement, cobwebbed and dusty, an archive unknown to scholars. Here, a young graduate student from Rome makes a discovery that inspires a search for a painting lost for almost two centuries. The artist was Caravaggio, a revolutionary painter beset by personal demons. Four hundred years ago, he drank and brawled in the taverns and streets of Rome, in and out of jail, all the while painting transcendent works. He rose from obscurity to fame and wealth, but success didn't alter his violent temperament. He died young, alone, and under strange circumstances. Caravaggio scholars estimate that between sixty and eighty of his works are in existence today. Many others--no one knows the precise number--have been lost to time. Somewhere, surely, a masterpiece lies forgotten. This quest is a synthesis of history and detective story.--From publisher description.
Contents:
The Englishman
The Roman girl
The restorer
The party.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-271).
Local notes:
Gotham Book Mart Collection copy has dustjacket retained.
Athenaeum copy: Gift of Karen LiPuma.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
2005
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0375508015
OCLC:
60375614
Publisher Number:
9780375508011 (hardcover : alk. paper) 52495
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