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STEALING THE MYSTIC LAMB: The True Story of the World's Most Coveted Masterpiece

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Charney (Art History/American Univ. of Rome; The Art Thief, 2007, etc.) unsnarls the tangled history of Jan van Eyck's 15th-century The Ghent Altarpiece (aka The Mystic Lamb), "the most desired and victimized object of all time."With a novelist's sense of structure and tension, the author adds an easy familiarity with the techniques of oil painting and with the intertwining vines of art and ... Read full review

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