The Vanishing Man: In Pursuit of Velazqu
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WINNER OF THE JAMES TAIT BLACK BIOGRAPHY PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION
Selected as a Book of the Year in the Herald
In 1845, a Reading bookseller named John Snare came across the dirt-blackened portrait of a prince at a country house auction. Suspecting that it might be a long-lost Vel#65533;zquez, he bought the picture and set out to discover its strange history - a quest that led from fame to ruin and exile.
Fusing detection and biography, this book shows how and why great works of art can affect us, even to the point of mania. And on the trail of John Snare, Cumming makes a surprising discovery of her own. But most movingly, The Vanishing Man is an eloquent and passionate homage to the Spanish master Vel#65533;zquez, bringing us closer to the creation and appreciation of his works than ever before.
Book details and technical specifications
Published: January 2017
Number of pages: 320
Width: 12.9 mm
Height: 2 mm
Depth: 19.8 mm
Publisher: not specified