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The Resource Leonardo's lost princess : one man's quest to authenticate an unknown portrait by Leonardo da Vinci, Peter Silverman with Catherine Whitney

Leonardo's lost princess : one man's quest to authenticate an unknown portrait by Leonardo da Vinci, Peter Silverman with Catherine Whitney

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Leonardo's lost princess : one man's quest to authenticate an unknown portrait by Leonardo da Vinci
Title
Leonardo's lost princess
Title remainder
one man's quest to authenticate an unknown portrait by Leonardo da Vinci
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Peter Silverman with Catherine Whitney
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Leonardos lost princess
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one mans quest to authenticate an unknown portrait by Leonardo da Vinci
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eng
Summary
  • "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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A dramatic account of how the author purchased an unidentified portrait that was subsequently discovered to be a lost work by da Vinci worth millions describes the intricate scientific process through which the painting was authenticated
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10096118
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741.945
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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one man's quest to authenticate an unknown portrait by Leonardo da Vinci
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Leonardo's lost princess : one man's quest to authenticate an unknown portrait by Leonardo da Vinci, Peter Silverman with Catherine Whitney
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http://catalogimages.wiley.com/images/db/jimages/9780470936405.jpg
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-241) and index
Control code
746834693
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 256 p.
Isbn
9780470936405
Lccn
2011042291
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)746834693
Label
Leonardo's lost princess : one man's quest to authenticate an unknown portrait by Leonardo da Vinci, Peter Silverman with Catherine Whitney
Link
http://catalogimages.wiley.com/images/db/jimages/9780470936405.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-241) and index
Control code
746834693
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 256 p.
Isbn
9780470936405
Lccn
2011042291
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)746834693

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