In Ridley Scott's "All the Money in the World", J. Paul Getty forks a sizable chunk of money for a painting instead of paying his grandson's ransom. To me, the painting looked like Raphael's Madonna of the Pinks but the scenes in which it was shown were dimly lighted and I couldn't discern its details. Since such painting never belonged to the real-life Getty, putting it in the movie would be a factual inaccuracy (well, as long as we assume Scott actually intended giving the movie a brush of realism and adorned Getty's mansion with paintings possessed by him in real life. We don't have to be picky to demand that the painting acquisition and his grandson's kidnapping happened at the same time in real life, just that the painting belonged to his collection. After all, researching Getty collection wouldn't be hard for the production team: it became the Getty Museum.)

To sum up: What is the painting J. Paul Getty buys in 'All the Money in the World' and was it part of the real Getty collection?

Extra trivia: Can anyone identify other paintings in the movie and if they ever belonged to Getty? I saw a Vermeer...

  • Do you have a picture of it? – Boondoggle Jan 19 '18 at 22:01
  • @Boondoggle No, it isn't in the trailers and I didn't take a photo in the theater. – je_b Jan 19 '18 at 22:09

Madonna of the Pear.

Picture from All the money in the world

all the money in the world, 2017

Picture from wikimedia


  • I'm afraid this doesn't really adress the heart of the question if that painting was actually part of Getty's collection. – Napoleon Wilson Jan 20 '18 at 0:59
  • You are still missing if the painting belonged to him. – je_b Jan 20 '18 at 8:20

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