Posts Tagged ‘Art’

The Provenance of The Improbability of Love

September 13th, 2016

Described as “a bright, champagne-fizzy satire of modern romance, human avarice, and the booming international art market” by Entertainment Weekly, The Improbability of Love is the must-read story of Annie McDee, a down-on-her-luck young woman who unwittingly becomes the owner of a painting with a very colorful history entitled—you guessed it—The Improbability of Love. Little does Annie know, her impulse purchase will launch her into a world of scheming art dealers and dark, long-buried secrets, altering the course of her life forever.

Hannah Rothschild’s latest novel is a dazzlingly entertaining, many-layered tale of a devious world where, however improbably, love triumphs. Without giving anything away, we can tell you that our favorite character in the book is none other than the painting itself. Shrewd, cynical, and charming, the artwork has an incredibly compelling voice, and an even more fascinating backstory.

It is this storied past that inspired us to create a dossier filled with documents relating to The Improbability of Love. Below you will find a depiction of the X-ray image taken of the back of the painting, a letter of authenticity speaking to the artwork’s provenance, and a newspaper clipping taken straight from the novel. Together, they provide a taste of the delights in store for you should you make this your next book club pick.

Click the image below to open the dossier.