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Leonardo's lost princess : one man's quest to authenticate an unknown portrait by Leonardo da Vinci

Author: Peter Silverman; Catherine Whitney
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2012.
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"How an oddly attributed $19,000 picture proved to be a $100 million work by Leonardo da Vinci-a true art-world detective storyIn late 2010, art collector Peter Silverman revealed that a "German, early 19th century" portrait he had bought for $19,000 was, in fact, a previously unknown drawing by Leonardo da Vinci-an exquisite depiction of Bianca Sforza, rendered 500 years ago. In Leonardo's Lost Princess, Silverman
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Silverman, Peter, 1942-
Leonardo's lost princess.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, c2012
(DLC) 2011042291
(OCoLC)746834693
Named Person: Leonardo, da Vinci; Leonardo, da Vinci
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Silverman; Catherine Whitney
ISBN: 9781118163115 1118163117 9781118163122 1118163125
OCLC Number: 774916447
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Found!; Chapter 2: Who Is She?; Chapter 3: Leonardo's World; Chapter 4: Real or Fake?; Chapter 5: The Magic Box; Chapter 6: A Scholar's View; Chapter 7: Leonardo's Principles; Chapter 8: Beloved Daughter; Chapter 9: The Art of Fingerprints; Chapter 10: The World Reacts; Chapter 11: The 100 Million Blunder?; Chapter 12: The Art World Strikes Back; Chapter 13: What Constitutes Proof?; Chapter 14: Miracle in Warsaw; Epilogue: Life's Fleeting Grace; Appendix: Nicholas Turner's Report on Portrait of a Young Woman in Profile. Statement by Nicholas Turner Concerning the Portrait on Vellum by LeonardoNotes; Bibliography; Color Plates; Index.
Responsibility: by Peter Silverman with Catherine Whitney.
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"How an oddly attributed $19,000 picture proved to be a $100 million work by Leonardo da Vinci-a true art-world detective storyIn late 2010, art collector Peter Silverman revealed that a "German, early 19th century" portrait he had bought for $19,000 was, in fact, a previously unknown drawing by Leonardo da Vinci-an exquisite depiction of Bianca Sforza, rendered 500 years ago. In Leonardo's Lost Princess, Silverman gives a riveting first person account of how his initial suspicions of the portrait's provenance were confirmed repeatedly by scientists and art experts. He describes the path to authentication, fraught with opposition and controversy. The twists and turns of this fascinating, decade-long quest lead from art history to cutting-edge science, and from a New York art gallery to Paris, Milan, Zurich, and finally a Warsaw library where the final, convincing evidence that the portrait was indeed by Da Vinci was found. Takes an up-close look at the workings of the art world and at figures ranging from dealers and connoisseurs to a suspected forger Discusses current scientific techniques used to investigate and authenticate works of art, such as carbon dating and cutting-edge photography Uses Silverman's drawing as an entree into Leonardo da Vinci's world: his studio, his style, and his methods Explores the intersection of art and science in the authentication process, involving the work of a man who embodied that intersection Unearthing the secrets of a work that were almost lost to history, the book is ideal reading for art lovers and anyone interested in an astounding case of "whodunnit""--

"Takes an up-close look at the workings of the art world and at figures ranging from dealers and connoisseurs to a suspected forger Discusses current scientific techniques used to investigate and authenticate works of art, such as carbon dating and cutting-edge photography Uses Silverman's drawing as an entree into Leonardo da Vinci's world: his studio, his style, and his methods Explores the intersection of art and science in the authentication process, involving the work of a man who embodied that intersection"--

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