The Vanished Collection

The Vanished Collection: Stolen masterpieces, family secrets and one woman's quest for the truth

Biography & True Stories, Literary Biographies
Paperback Published on: 05/01/2023
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The Vanished Collection
Fascinating view into ones personal history.
The Vanished Collection by Pauline Baer de Perignon is look into family history, art and finding what is taken. After a chat with her cousin, she finds... READ MORE
Lucy Lightning

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It all started with a list of paintings. There, scribbled by a cousin she hadn't seen for years, were the names of the masters whose works once belonged to her great-grandfather, Jules Strauss: Renoir, Monet, Degas, Tiepolo and more.

Pauline Baer de Perignon knew little to nothing about Strauss, or about his vanished, precious art collection. But the list drove her on a frenzied trail of research in the archives of the Louvre and the Dresden museums, through Gestapo records, and to consult with Nobel laureate Patrick Modiano. What happened in 1942? And what became of the collection after Nazis seized her great-grandparents' elegant Parisian apartment? The quest takes Pauline Baer de Perignon from the Occupation of France to the present day as she breaks the silence around the wrenching experiences her family never fully transmitted, and asks what art itself is capable of conveying over time.

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • ISBN: 9781803280912
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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