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Jean McGreevy Green speaks about the discovery of a Caravaggio masterpiece by her and her father and the subsequent acquisition of the painting.
A Caravaggio Masterpiece Discovered
Jean Green is a descendant in th James family. She appears in the chapter “Underrated Men & Unleashed Feminists” of the Jesse James family in my book Jesse James Soul Liberty, Vol. I.
This video, produced by the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, featured Jean, telling the story of this extraordinary discovery.
The Caravaggio Analyzed Beneath the Layers
Correction on the Acquisition
UPDATE: Feb 2, 2015
I’m in receipt of a letter from Joan McGreevy Green, dated Jan. 30, 2015. In the letter, Mrs. Green corrects the headline to this post which formerly stated, “The Caravaggio Donation of Milton N. & Joan McGreevy Green.” Mrs. Green writes,
“The Caravaggio picture was not donated by my parents, my father or me. The painting was purchased by the William Rockhill Nelson Trust.”
I am grateful for the new information Mrs. Green has provided and most appreciative for her guidance in providing an exact factual record about the painting’s acquisition. Per Mrs. Green’s request, the former headline to this post stands corrected.
Pedigree of Joan McGreevy Green
… Frank & Jesse James
.. Rev. Robert Sallee James & Zerelda Elizabeth Cole
. John M. James & Mary “Polly” Poor
.. Thomas Martin “T/M.” James & Susan Ann Woodward
… John Crawford “J.C.” James & Fannie Shouse
…. Thomas Martin James III & Gertrude A. Jones
….. Milton M. McGreevy & Barbara James
…… John “Jean” McGreevy & Mouton J. Green Jr.