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Ginevra's story : solving the mysteries of Leonardo da Vinci's first known portrait

Author: Christopher SwannRichard Somerset-WardMeryl StreepIsabella RosselliniDavid BullAll authors
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Microcinema International, [2009]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : PAL color broadcast system : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Learn the stories behind Ginevra de Benci, the woman behind the first known portrait of artist Leonardo da Vinci, and get answers to questions such as why it was painted on both sides, why it was cut down, and why it was sealed in a wine cellar. Uses X-ray analysis, infrared reflectography, and computer technology.
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Named Person: Leonardo, da Vinci
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Swann; Richard Somerset-Ward; Meryl Streep; Isabella Rossellini; David Bull; David Alan Brown; Martin Kemp; Mario Modestini; Alexi Bryant; Michael Crozier; Jim Wright; William Kidd, (Musician); National Gallery of Art (U.S.); Microcinema, Inc.
OCLC Number: 476332005
Language Note: English or Italian dialogue. Closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from container.
Editors, Michael Crozier, Jim Wright ; music, William Kidd.
Originally produced in 1999.
Credits: Directed by Christopher Swann ; produced by Richard Somerset-Ward ; editors, Michael Crozier, Jim Wright ; music, William Kidd.
Performer(s): Narrated in English by Meryl Streep and in Italian by Isabella Rossellini.
Commentators: David Bull, David Alan Brown, Martin Kemp, Mario Modestini, and Alexi Bryant.
Description: 1 videodisc (56 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; dual sided disc; all regions, NTSC (English side) and PAL (Italian side).
Responsibility: National Gallery of Art, Washington ; directed by Christopher Swann ; produced by Richard Somerset-Ward.

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Learn the stories behind Ginevra de Benci, the woman behind the first known portrait of artist Leonardo da Vinci, and get answers to questions such as why it was painted on both sides, why it was cut down, and why it was sealed in a wine cellar. Uses X-ray analysis, infrared reflectography, and computer technology.

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Ginevra’s Story: Solving the Mysteries of Leonardo da Vinci’s First Known Portrait

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The only painting in the Americas by Leonardo da Vinci was purchased in 1967 by the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, amid much secrecy and intrigue, for the then unprecedented sum of five million dollars. Over the years, the painting has been the object of much study by curators looking to...
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