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The Vanishing Velazquez: A 19th Century Bookseller’s Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece

by Laura Cumming
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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 Velazquez portrait that went missing and the obsessed nineteenth-century bookseller determined to prove he had found it.When John Snare, a nineteenth-century provincial bookseller, traveled to a liquidation auction, he stumbled on a vivid portrait of King Charl