We had the experience but missed the meaning.
- T.S. Eliot
Jim Zirin's new book The Mother Court is "a story engagingly, articulately and above all lovingly told".
Some 45 years ago, the Boston Fine Arts Museum purchased
a precious Italian Renaissance painting attributed to Raphael.
Then, the trouble started.The Museum lost its legendary director,
its money, and the painting itself in a legal dust-up that never
should have happened. Biographer and art historian Belinda
Rathbone, who happens to be the director’s daughter, tells
Jim how she uncovered the truth about the whole affair.