The Lady with an Ostrich-Feather Fan
The Story of the Yusupov Rembrandts
A historical novel about the power of love wielded by a descendant line of courageous women to protect the famous Yusupov Rembrandts from the threats of European revolutions, obsessive men, and American law—until these two famous portraits find their permanent security in a famous American museum. A quest through the ages for identity and fulfillment and the eternal search for home.
“Home we know is not a place; it is where we belong to each other.”
After fifteen years of research and development, “The Lady…” is now published. The path of these famous Rembrandts takes them from their 1660 painting by Rembrandt, through the French Revolution, into the imperial mysteries of St. Petersburg in Russia’s richest family. Escaping Napoleon’s deadly attack on Russia, the art is threatened in the chaos of the Russian Revolution, during which Prince Felix Yusupov contrives the murder of Rasputin and then, with his Princess Irina, escapes with the paintings via a British warship to post war London. The art falls into the complications of the New York Supreme Court until it finally finds its home in the National Gallery of Art, in Washington, DC,.
Highly supported by The National Gallery of Art, and art circles in The Netherlands, Russia, and the United States, it is both fascinating history and thrilling entertainment.
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