The Boston Raphael - A Mysterious Painting, an Embattled Museum in an Era of Chang...

The Boston Raphael – A Mysterious Painting, an Embattled Museum in an Era of Change and a Daughter’s Search for the Truth
epub | 12.53 MB | English | Isbn:B085GMKV3N | Author: Belinda Rathbone | PAge: 335 | Year: 2014


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The discovery of a previously unknown painting by an Italian Renaissance master, and how it went from media sensation to career-ending scandal.
On the eve of its centennial celebrations in December 1969, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts announced the acquisition of an unknown and uncatalogued painting attributed to Raphael. Boston’s coup made headlines around the world. Soon afterward, an Italian art sleuth began investigating the details of the painting’s export from Italy, challenged the museum’s right to ownership. Simultaneously, experts on both sides of the Atlantic lined up to debate the artwork’s very authenticity.
While these contests played themselves out on the international stage, the crisis deepened within the museum as its charismatic director, Perry T. Rathbone, faced the most challenging crossroads of his thirty-year career. The facts about the forces that converged on the museum, and how they led to Rathbone’s resignation as director, is only…

Category:Museum Administration & Museology, Museum Studies & Museology, Renaissance Art