The Lady with an Ostrich-Feather Fan: The Story of the Yusupov Rembrandts #2020

The Lady with an Ostrich-Feather Fan: The Story of the Yusupov Rembrandts By Frederick R. Andresen The Lady with an Ostrich Feather Fan The Story of the Yusupov Rembrandts In in the darkest depth of his personal problems and at the height of his artistic abilities REMBRANDT paints the portraits of a Dutch couple about to be married ANNEKE an unwed mother hopes
  • Title: The Lady with an Ostrich-Feather Fan: The Story of the Yusupov Rembrandts
  • Author: Frederick R. Andresen
  • ISBN: 9780996502009
  • Page: 109
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Lady with an Ostrich-Feather Fan: The Story of the Yusupov Rembrandts By Frederick R. Andresen
    The Lady with an Ostrich-Feather Fan: The Story of the Yusupov Rembrandts By Frederick R. Andresen In 1660, in the darkest depth of his personal problems and at the height of his artistic abilities, REMBRANDT paints the portraits of a Dutch couple about to be married ANNEKE, an unwed mother, hopes her imminent wedding to HENRYK, the child s sea captain father, will remove the condemnation of church and society and she will finally find security, respect, and home But,In 1660, in the darkest depth of his personal problems and at the height of his artistic abilities, REMBRANDT paints the portraits of a Dutch couple about to be married ANNEKE, an unwed mother, hopes her imminent wedding to HENRYK, the child s sea captain father, will remove the condemnation of church and society and she will finally find security, respect, and home But, before the paint is dry, Anneke suffers an accident and drowns in an icy Amsterdam canal, leaving her daughter to the care of the sea captain father and her thoughts and secrets locked in a leather journal Following is a journey through trials and victories as Anneke s lineage of committed mothers and daughters and their men dedicate their lives to save and hold the great paintings, symbols of their family dignity and pride The characters protect the Rembrandts through the decline of Holland s Golden Age, the visit of Peter the Great, and the chaos of the French Revolution where they escape with a Russian prince to Saint Petersburg and into the palace and collection of the richest family in czarist Russia, the Yusupov family Rescued from the ravage of Napoleon s assault of Russia, they return to the security of the famed Moika Palace Saved by a successor countess from the turmoil of the Russian Revolution and in the wake of the palace murder of the decadent Rasputin, the paintings are taken to safety by the murderer, the disguised PRINCE FELIX YUSUPOV and later his wife, the PRINCESS IRINA, in a daring escape The destitute Prince and Princess Yusupov arrive in London and sell the paintings to the American millionaire collector JOSEPH WIDENER under contestable conditions Prince Yusupov sues to regain ownership of the Rembrandts Their destiny falls to the mercy of the Supreme Court of New York in the most famous and contentious art lawsuit in American legal history Finally, the portraits are gifted by the rich, but socially disillusioned, Widener to The National Gallery of Art in Washington where, in 1942, a couple from the exiled Dutch government, the woman a direct descendant of the lady in the portrait, view the Rembrandts, satisfied the paintings have finally found their home Opening the ancient leather journal she reads the thoughts and secrets of her ancestor ending in the eternal truth, Home, we know, is not a place it is where we belong to each other Note The Rembrandt portraits, known as Portrait of a Lady with an Ostrich Feather Fan and Portrait of a Gentleman with Tall Hat and Gloves hang permanently today in The National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
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    • The world of art and life in Russia yesterday and today.How interesting reading about the history of these Rembrandt paintings and how they ended up in Russia for so many years My question is about historical fiction What is historically true about the paintings and what part Is fiction I have always been fascinated with the lives of the Russian people How the serfs had nothing and the czars and their families had everything The wealth and power was held by a few and then that was all taken away [...]



    • This concept of this book is interesting and I kept trying to get into it but I couldn t I gave up a little than halfway in I just didn t care about any of the characters The history is cool and it has potential Unfortunately, didn t live up to that potential.




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