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'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 émigré 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.' (Provided by the publisher.)

Notes

  • Other formats: Also sound recording.
  • Other formats: Includes contents (ix); List of illustrations (x-xiv); author's note (xv); notes (pp297-327);and index (pp 339-354).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Carlton, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Melbourne University Publishing , 2009 .
      Extent: xxii, 354p., [8]p. of platesp.
      Description: illus., ports
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: In memory of Kay Daniels (1941-2001) from whom I learnt so much about the writing of women's lives and who, I am sure, would have loved the story.
      • Epigraph: 'Along the way, she would discover that, sometimes, when you go looking for one thing, you find another. And every now and then, your reward for persisting is that the other is better.'

        Jonathan Harr, The Lost Painting : The Quest for a Caravaggio Masterpiece (2005)

      ISBN: 9780522856354 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Off the Top Shelf Catherine Cole , Mark Rubbo , Michael Shmith , Clare Wright , Gig Ryan , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 31 July 2010; (p. 24-25)
The judges for the 2010 Age Book of the Year Awards provide a summary for the category for which they are responsible and comments on each shortlisted title.
The Truth About Mother Silvia Dropulich , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Voice , 14 September - 11 October vol. 5 no. 6 2009;
Book Review Christine Wallace , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Biography Footnotes , no. 3 2009;

— Review of The Lost Mother : A Story of Art and Love Anne Summers , 2009 single work autobiography
The Art of Motherhood Sue Bond (interviewer), 2009 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 88 no. 9 2009; (p. 49)
Untitled Sue Bond , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 88 no. 9 2009; (p. 40)

— Review of The Lost Mother : A Story of Art and Love Anne Summers , 2009 single work autobiography
Solace from a Familiar Portrait Angela Bennie , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 11-12 July 2009; (p. 15)

— Review of The Lost Mother : A Story of Art and Love Anne Summers , 2009 single work autobiography
Of Mothers and Their Daughteres Sara Dowse , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 18 July 2009; (p. 17)

— Review of The Lost Mother : A Story of Art and Love Anne Summers , 2009 single work autobiography
On the Artistic Trail of a Mysterious Mother Stephen Scheding , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 July 2009; (p. 30-31) The Age , 25 July 2009; (p. 27)

— Review of The Lost Mother : A Story of Art and Love Anne Summers , 2009 single work autobiography
Cover Notes Lucy Sussex , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 23 August 2009; (p. 17)

— Review of The Lost Mother : A Story of Art and Love Anne Summers , 2009 single work autobiography
Untitled Sue Bond , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 88 no. 9 2009; (p. 40)

— Review of The Lost Mother : A Story of Art and Love Anne Summers , 2009 single work autobiography
Lost and Found Anne Summers , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Good Weekend , 27 June 2009; (p. 22-23)
The Art of Motherhood Sue Bond (interviewer), 2009 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 88 no. 9 2009; (p. 49)
Off the Top Shelf Catherine Cole , Mark Rubbo , Michael Shmith , Clare Wright , Gig Ryan , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 31 July 2010; (p. 24-25)
The judges for the 2010 Age Book of the Year Awards provide a summary for the category for which they are responsible and comments on each shortlisted title.
The Truth About Mother Silvia Dropulich , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Voice , 14 September - 11 October vol. 5 no. 6 2009;
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