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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
Statement of responsibility
Peter Silverman with Catherine Whitney
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Contributor
Author
Former owner
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Genre
Language
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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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silverman, Peter
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
NC257.L4
LC item number
S55 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Whitney, Catherine
  • Getscher, Robert H.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leonardo
  • Leonardo
  • Leonardo
  • Drawing
  • Portraits
  • ART
  • Drawing
  • Portraits
  • Drawing
  • Portraits
Label
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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Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-241) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
746834693
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 256 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780470936405
Lccn
2011042291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Provenance of Copley Library's copy: Robert H. Getscher
Other physical details
color illustrations
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
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-241) and index
  • Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
746834693
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 256 pages, [8] pages of plates
Isbn
9780470936405
Lccn
2011042291
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
Provenance of Copley Library's copy: Robert H. Getscher
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)746834693

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