A mysterious French nobleman arrives at Ekaterina Tuomonova's gallery in Chelsea, London, in search of an expert in early 20th century Post Impressionist art. Olivier de la Salle proposes a visit to his château in Provence, in the South of France, where he needs help in identifying paintings long forgotten in the recesses of his château.
The story explores the world of art and art dealers with their immensely rich clients, collectors and oligarchs, crooks and forgers, auction houses and museums, and the vast sums of money that art generates today.
We’ve probably met before, I told you my story of meeting Ekaterina at the Pushkin. That’s right I’m John Francis. Our family has grown, Alena now has a brother, William, named after my father, Will has two middle names, Wassily afte...