|About the Book|
Family and art history combine in this story of a small oil painting by Veronese (or is it by one of his followers?) and its journey from Venice during the Grand Tour - to Scotland and the famous Hamilton Palace collection. As the Dukes of Hamilton’s fortunes decline, the painting features in the sale of century at Christie’s. The writer follows the twists and turns through new owners in London, Philadelphia and Munich before it reaches Sweden in the 1920s, survives the ‘30s recession, and passes through the family to the writer who brings it back to London.Join me on this journey and meet some amazing people, discover some great stories about art collecting, and find out how we all came to share our European culture, sometimes by force and sometimes by greed, in private and increasingly in public collections.