The Vanishing Velazquez: A 19th Century Bookseller's Obsession with a Lost Masterpiece
John Snare, an English bookseller, purchases a portrait considered a portrait of Charles I painted by Velazquez. The author describes Charles I travels to Spain and Velazquez's work. After a costly lawsuit, John Snare takes the portrait to New York. An interesting read that places the story in context of Spanish, English and American art history.