Book Review: The Vanishing Velazquez

by Matthew Innis |

Sometime in mid-1845, Englishman John Snare entered Radley Hall near Oxford looking for a reasonably-priced painting or two to purchase.  Though an antiquarian bookseller by trade, Snare’s not-so-secret  passion was for art, and on the recommendation of a fellow resident of Reading – a portraitist and painter by the name of Butler – Snare had travelled to Radley to…

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