In 2010, a Renaissance portrait of Duke of Milan's teenage daughter, Bianca Sforza, was exhibited as the work of Leonardo da Vinci. The claim put millions of dollars at stake, but also put the spotlight on this intriguing family from five centuries ago. Blending detective work with art history, Simon Hewitt brings the tragic Sforza to life, investigating her probable murder, and explains why Leonardo's portrait of her was included in one of the most lavish books ever produced. Accompanied by 200 color illustrations, this book offers new perspective on Leonardo as seen by his contemporaries, and tells a colorful tale of art dealer one-upmanship.
Leonardo Da Vinci And The Book Of Doom
Author: Simon Hewitt.