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The Resource The lost mother : a story of art and love, Anne Summers

The lost mother : a story of art and love, Anne Summers

Label
The lost mother : a story of art and love
Title
The lost mother
Title remainder
a story of art and love
Statement of responsibility
Anne Summers
Title variation
Story of art and love
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Summary: "My mother had just turned ten in mid-1933 when a young woman approached her as they were both leaving Mass at St Joan of Arc's in Brighton . . . The woman was an artist . . . and she would like to paint her portrait . . . After her mother's death in 2005, Anne Summers inherits a portrait of her mother as a child. Mesmerised by this image, she finds herself drawn into the story of how the portrait was painted and eventually found its way into her family. She soon learns the artist painted another portrait of her mother; this time as the Madonna. In a gripping narrative that is part art history, part detective story and part meditation on the relations between mothers and daughters, Anne's search for the Madonna painting and the mysterious Russian emigre collector who bought both paintings takes her down unexpected paths. Her search soon turns into a parallel quest to rescue Constance Stokes, the artist, from obscurity, and to learn why the collector suddenly abandoned the paintings. Along the way Anne finds she must face the truth of the relationship she had with her mother."--Publisher description
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
contains biographical information
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344491
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
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Summers, Anne
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Stokes, Constance
  • Mortill, Lydia Alexandrovna
  • Mothers in art
  • Mothers and daughters
Target audience
adult
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a story of art and love
Label
The lost mother : a story of art and love, Anne Summers
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000043726875
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxii, 354 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780522856354
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
Label
The lost mother : a story of art and love, Anne Summers
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000043726875
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxii, 354 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780522856354
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Other physical details
ill., ports.

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