The Boston Raphael

The Boston Raphael The riveting story of a museum director caught in a web of local and international intrigue while secretly pursuing a forgotten Renaissance painting the Boston Raphael On the eve of its centennial cel

  • Title: The Boston Raphael
  • Author: Belinda Rathbone
  • ISBN: 9781567925227
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The riveting story of a museum director caught in a web of local and international intrigue while secretly pursuing a forgotten Renaissance painting the Boston Raphael On the eve of its centennial celebrations in 1969, the Boston MFA announced the acquisition of an unknown and uncatalogued painting attributed to Raphael Boston s coup made headlines around the world SoonThe riveting story of a museum director caught in a web of local and international intrigue while secretly pursuing a forgotten Renaissance painting the Boston Raphael On the eve of its centennial celebrations in 1969, the Boston MFA announced the acquisition of an unknown and uncatalogued painting attributed to Raphael Boston s coup made headlines around the world Soon, an Italian art sleuth began investigating the painting s export from Italy, challenging the museum s ownership Simultaneously, experts on both sides of the Atlantic lined up to debate its very authenticity The museums charismatic director, Perry T Rathbone, faced the most challenging crossroads of his career The Boston Raphael was a media sensation in its time, but the full story of the forces that converged on the museum and how they intersected with the challenges of the Sixties is now revealed in full detail by the director s daughter.

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    1. When I saw this book during a visit to the library last week, I immediately picked it up and started browsing the pages. I like reading about museums and liked the local connection to Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. When I got home, I realized it was already on my list of books to read! So a good choice. The subtitle of the book really tells why I wanted to read this: A Mysterious Painting, an Embattled Museum in an Era of Change and a Daughter's Search for the Truth.In the beginning the writing s [...]


    2. How can I possibly review this book after Sebastian Smee, the Pulitzer Prize-winning art critic for The Boston Globe, has already done so, and given it a rave? I will just say, in a wee little amateur voice, that it's fascinating, well-written, both familiar and surprising, and that it probably has a wider appeal than one might think. For whom? For anyone who loves art, who believes in museums, who thinks --sometimes too often--about issues of governance, transparency, leadership, ethics, and pr [...]


    3. I really did want to like this. Unfortunately it was not well written and not objectively written. Read like a book written by a kid who loved and looked up to her dad; wait a minute- it was!!


    4. I thoroughly enjoyed this book which is part history part detective story and centers on the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) during the years it was directed by Perry Rathbone, 1955-1972. The book, written by Rathbone's daughter Belinda, provides keen insights into the world of American art, museums, and the city of Boston while exploring the episode in her father's life that led to his resignation from the MFA. That episode, the purchase by Rathbone of a small painting thought to be a lost Rap [...]


    5. If you're an art enthusiasts, you'll love this book. If you're not, you'll still enjoy it. Belinda tells the story of her father, the director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and his quest to make the 100-anniversary celebration spectacular by purchasing a Raphael from what turns out to be questionable sources in Italy. She does great research, but I feel there are some arguments she failed to conclude fully. The book does give you an insight to museum directors and how they operate. The c [...]


    6. Anyone working in the museum field should read this book. The author does an excellent job describing the convoluted, Machiavellian politics and major changes since the 1960s in American museums. This book has broad appeal to anyone who loves art, art-history, and the often grey areas in the acquisition of objects, both past and present. It also makes one think about the future of museums and historical art objects.


    7. A must-read for anyone in the museum world, this account of the debacle at the MFA's centennial celebration is a cautionary tale. The book is beautifully researched and written by Perry Rathbone's daughter. If it's a bit on the hagiographic side, I can forgiver her. Rathbone emerges as a sympathetic and talented man who got thrown under the bus by his trustees. It's never a good idea to tangle with them. They do the hiring and firing, after all.


    8. Very interesting, particularly as I live in Boston, go to the MFA regularly and have heard of some of the characters. Although I am old enough to have followed the story as it happened, I didn't and both stories, the painting and the politics, were fascinating. I wonder if I saw the painting while it was displayed.


    9. I live in Boston and love the MFA so I was interested to read this local history. Well written and interesting -- a loving and mostly even handed testament by the subject's daughter. So sad that the painting has dropped out of view.




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