29 Apr 2017

Arthur Tompkins - Raphael's Sistine Madonna

From Saturday Morning, 9:45 am on 29 April 2017
Raphael's 'Sistine Madonna'

Raphael's 'Sistine Madonna' Photo: Wiki Commons

Arthur Tompkins is a District Court judge, and editor of Art Crime and its Prevention: A Handbook for Collectors and Art Professionals (Lund Humphries). He has a special interest in crimes involving artistic masterpieces, and writes a bi-monthly series of articles in the online magazine Versopolis about stolen masterpieces now back on public display.  He'll talk to Kim about the theft of Raphael's Sistine Madonna, one of the world's most famous paintings after the Mona Lisa, and its eventual return to Dresden, where it had been purchased by the Elector of Saxony, Frederich August II in the mid 18th century.