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TitleLeonardo's lost princess : one man's quest to authenticate an unknown portrait by Leonardo da Vinci
Author Peter Silverman with Catherine Whitney
Imprint Hoboken, NJ : Wiley, 2012
Descript xii, 256 p., [8] p. of plates ; 24 cm

SUMMARY

"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" -- Provided by publisher


CONTENT

Found! -- Who is she? -- Leonardo's world -- Real or fake? -- The Magic box -- A Scholar's view -- Leonardo's principles -- Beloved daughter -- The art of fingerprints -- The world reacts -- The $100 million blunder? -- The art world strikes back -- What constitutes proof? -- Miracle in Warsaw


Leonardo da Vinci 1452-1519 -- Criticism and interpretation Drawing -- Expertising Portraits -- Expertising

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