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020    9781643135564|q(hardback) 
020    1643135562|q(hardback) 
035    (OCoLC)1142398410 
040    YDX|beng|erda|cYDX|dBDX|dOCLCQ|dSVP|dHBP|dLMJ|dJAS|dTH8
049    CKEA 
050  4 G530.V76|bE27 2020 
082 04 910.9163/34|223 
100 1  Easter, Gerald,|d1959-|eauthor. 
245 14 The Tsarina's lost treasure :|bCatherine the Great, a 
       golden age masterpiece, and a legendary shipwreck /
       |cGerald Easter and Mara Vorhees. 
250    First Pegasus Books hardcover edition. 
264  1 New York  :|bPegasus Books,|c2020. 
264  4 |c©2020 
300    xvii, 366 pages,16 unnumbered pages of plates :|bcolor 
       illustrations ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
336    still image|bsti|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
500    Maps on endpapers. 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 345-351) and 
505 0  Prologue: The wreck -- Rembrandt's apprentice -- The 
       prince's bride -- From pupil to master -- From fräulein to
       empress -- Temple of arts -- The tsarina's salon -- Sale 
       of the century -- Catherine's treasure ship lost -- Age of
       revolution -- Graveyard of wrecks -- The wreck hunter -- 
       Golden age secrets revealed -- Restoring a master -- 
       Catherine's treasure ship found -- Finders keepers -- The 
       Dutch retreat -- The Swedish patron -- The Russian advance
       -- The Finnish plan -- Catherine's treasure ship abandoned
       -- Epilogue: The treasure. 
520    "On October 1771, a merchant ship out of Amsterdam,  Vrouw
       Maria, crashed off the stormy Finnish coast, taking her 
       historic cargo to the depths of the Baltic Sea. The vessel
       was delivering a dozen Dutch masterpiece paintings to 
       Europe's most voracious collector: Catherine the Great, 
       Empress of Russia. Among the lost treasures was The 
       Nursery, an oak-paneled triptych by Leiden fine painter 
       Gerrit Dou, Rembrandt's most brilliant student and 
       Holland's first international superstar artist. Dou's 
       triptych was long the most beloved and most coveted 
       painting of the Dutch Golden Age, and its loss in the 
       shipwreck was mourned throughout the art world. Vrouw 
       Maria, meanwhile, became a maritime legend, confounding 
       would-be salvagers for more than two hundred years. In 
       July 1999, a daring Finnish wreck hunter found Vrouw Maria,
       upright on the sea floor and perfectly preserved. The 
       Tsarina's Lost Treasure masterfully recounts the 
       fascinating tale of Vrouw Maria--her loss and discovery--
       weaving together the rise and fall of the artist whose 
       priceless masterpiece was the jewel of the wreckage. 
       Gerald Easter and Mara Vorhees bring to vivid life the 
       personalities that drove (and are still driving) this 
       compelling tale, evoking Robert Massie's depiction of 
       Russian high politics and culture, Simon Schama's insights
       into Dutch Golden Age art and art history, Gary Kinder's 
       spirit of, danger and adventure  on the beguiling 
       Archipelago Sea" --Amazon. 
600 00 Catherine|bII,|cEmpress of Russia,|d1729-1796. 
600 07 Catherine|bII,|cEmpress of Russia,|d1729-1796.|2fast
600 10 Dou, Gerald,|d1613-1675.|tNursery. 
648  7 1700-1799|2fast 
650  0 Shipwrecks|zBaltic Sea|xHistory|y18th century. 
650  0 Antiques. 
650  7 Antiques.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00810720 
650  7 Shipwrecks.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01116638 
651  7 Atlantic Ocean|zBaltic Sea.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01241545 
655  7 History.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411628 
700 1  Vorhees, Mara,|eauthor. 
994    C0|bCKE 
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