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The Resource The lost painting, Jonathan Harr

The lost painting, Jonathan Harr

Label
The lost painting
Title
The lost painting
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan Harr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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
Summary
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 lost for almost two centuries. The artist was Caravaggio, a master of the Italian Baroque. He was a genius, a revolutionary painter, and a man beset by personal demons. Four hundred years ago, he drank and brawled in the taverns and streets of Rome, moving from one rooming house to another, constantly in and out of jail, all the while painting works of transcendent emotional and visual power. He rose from obscurity to fame and wealth, but success didn't alter his violent temperament. His rage finally led him to commit murder, forcing him to flee Rome a hunted man. He died young, alone, and under strange circumstances
Writing style
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2005
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
158988
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
759.5
Index
no index present
LC call number
ND623.C26
LC item number
H37 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
The lost painting, Jonathan Harr
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-271)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Englishman -- The Roman girl -- The restorer -- The party
Control code
ocm60375614
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780375431531
Lccn
2005048593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780375508011
Stock number
  • BRO-cust20051223-153
  • BRO-copy20051021-146
  • BRO-cust20051021-146
  • BRO-cust20051021-153
  • BRO-cust20051024-146
  • BRO-cust20051101-153
  • BRO-cust20051102-146
  • BRO-cust20051209-153
  • BRO-cust20051212-153
System control number
(OCoLC)60375614
Label
The lost painting, Jonathan Harr
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-271)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Englishman -- The Roman girl -- The restorer -- The party
Control code
ocm60375614
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
271 pages
Isbn
9780375431531
Lccn
2005048593
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780375508011
Stock number
  • BRO-cust20051223-153
  • BRO-copy20051021-146
  • BRO-cust20051021-146
  • BRO-cust20051021-153
  • BRO-cust20051024-146
  • BRO-cust20051101-153
  • BRO-cust20051102-146
  • BRO-cust20051209-153
  • BRO-cust20051212-153
System control number
(OCoLC)60375614

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