New PDF release: Leonardo's Lost Princess: One Man's Quest to Authenticate an

By Peter Silverman,Catherine Whitney

How an oddly attributed $19,000 photo proved to be a $100 million paintings via Leonardo da Vinci—a actual art-world detective story

In past due 2010, paintings collector Peter Silverman printed "German, early nineteenth century" portrait he had obtained for $19,000 was once, actually, a formerly unknown drawing by means of Leonardo da Vinci—an beautiful depiction of Bianca Sforza, rendered 500 years in the past. In Leonardo's misplaced Princess, Silverman offers a riveting first-person account of the way his preliminary suspicions of the portrait's provenance have been proven time and again via scientists and artwork specialists. He describes the trail to authentication, fraught with competition and controversy. The twists and turns of this interesting, decade-long quest lead from paintings background to state-of-the-art technology, and from a brand new York artwork gallery to Paris, Milan, Zurich, and finally a Warsaw library the place the ultimate, convincing proof that the portrait used to be certainly through da Vinci was once found.

  • Takes an up-close examine the workings of the paintings global and at figures starting from purchasers and connoisseurs to a suspected forger
  • Discusses present medical recommendations used to enquire and authenticate artworks, akin to carbon relationship and state-of-the-art images
  • Uses Silverman's drawing as an entree into Leonardo da Vinci's global: his studio, his variety, and his tools
  • Explores the intersection of paintings and technology within the authentication technique, regarding the paintings of a guy who embodied that intersection

Unearthing the secrets and techniques virtually misplaced to heritage, the ebook is perfect analyzing for paintings fanatics and an individual drawn to an incredible case of "whodunit."

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