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Jonathan Harr

Originally posted December 2005

The Lost Painting

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How a young Italian graduate student and a 91-year-old British scholar teamed up to recover a famous lost masterpiece is told in journalist Jonathan Harr's book The Lost Painting. Using the same narrative technique that made his book A Civil Action a major bestseller, Harr recreates the dusty, sometimes dangerous trail that led to the priceless masterpiece by Caravaggio.

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