Monthly Archives: April 2016

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“If That’s A Goya, I’m A Virgin!”

Before we start, let’s just set the scene with something often overlooked by those researching the Duke’s theft. It’s the suspicion that the original picture purchased in 1961 was not actually painted by Goya at all! This will become relevant as we progress.…


Indie Author Book Fair On-line Conference April 15th

Alliance of Independent Authors, Indie Author Book Fair On-line Conference April 15th 10.00am (London time). See: for full details.


Synopsis: The Toilet Of Venus

Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington is owned by the Duchess. The Duchess wants to sell the picture to the nation whilst keeping the original! The Duchess employs a master copyist, Alphonse. Instead of making one copy he makes five. All five…

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