The Vanishing Velázquez

The Vanishing Velázquez

A 19th Century Bookseller's Obsession With a Lost Masterpiece
Written by: Laura Cumming
Narrated by: Siobhan Redmond
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The Vanishing Velázquez

A 19th Century Bookseller's Obsession With a Lost Masterpiece
Written by: Laura Cumming | Narrated by: Siobhan Redmond
An Earphones Award winner! When 19th-century bookseller John Snare uncovered a rare painting of a young King Charles I, he sacrificed everything in his obsessive hunt for the truth behind this long-lost masterpiece. This remarkable true story is “as compelling and entertaining as a detective novel” (The Economist).

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From one of the world’s most expert art critics, the incredible true story - part art history and part mystery - of a Velázquez portrait that went missing and the obsessed 19th-century bookseller determined to prove he had found it.

When John Snare, a 19th-century provincial bookseller, traveled to a liquidation auction, he stumbled on a vivid portrait of King Charles I that defied any...

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