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The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece
The Lost Painting The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece
Author: Jonathan Harr
An Italian village on a hilltop near the Adriatic coast, a decaying palazzo facing the sea, and in the basement, cobwebbed and dusty, lit by a single bulb, an archive unknown to scholars. Here, a young graduate student from Rome, Francesca Cappelletti, makes a discovery that inspires a search for a work of art of incalculable value, a painting l...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780375508011
ISBN-10: 0375508015
Publication Date: 10/25/2005
Pages: 288
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3.8 stars, based on 43 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
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reviewed The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece on + 70 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Interesting story of the finding of an origial Carravagio painting. Great detail of Italian life and research conducted to prove the authenticity of this painting. Story and characters built into these facts. Fast read. susan
reviewed The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece on + 8 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
Quick read that chronicles the re-discovery of a lost Carvaggio masterpiece in 1980's/1990's Europe. Based on interviews with many scholars, art historians and others who were involved in the discovery. It reads like a fiction narrative although the story is true. If your heart beats a little faster when you find some nugget of information deep in the library stacks, you'll get a vicarious thrill from this book.
reviewed The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece on + 3 more book reviews
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The book was fascinating and covers 400 years worth of mystery surrounding the artisdt Caravaggio and the lost painting The Taking of Christ. I read the book in one sitting!
reviewed The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece on + 8 more book reviews
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Very interesting book - while reading a good story I learned quite a bit about Caraveggio and the intrigue of discovering a masterpiece. Yes, I do recommend it.
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murder101 avatar reviewed The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece on
Wonderful book about tracking down a long ago lost painting ,If you love books about paintings and forgotten art and painters you won't be disappointed in this one.
reviewed The Lost Painting: The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece on + 301 more book reviews
An interesting true story that almost reads like fiction.
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Really fascinating. A lot better than A Civil Action!


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