Leonardo's Lost Princess: One Man's Quest to Authenticate an Unknown Portrait by Leonardo Da Vinci

Leonardo's Lost Princess: One Man's Quest to Authenticate an Unknown Portrait by Leonardo Da Vinci

by Peter Silverman, Catherine Whitney
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Leonardo's Lost Princess: One Man's Quest to Authenticate an Unknown Portrait by Leonardo Da Vinci 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Jo-JoNC More than 1 year ago
This is a very well written story about the discovery of a lost Da Vinci work of art. This exquisite chalk on vellum was discovered about 5 or 6 years ago. The story is about the discovery and the painful process of getting the work authenticated. Most people would have given up but not this art lover. It is full of all the things that make a great art discovery worth every moment of pain through the moment of dicovery, the purchase and the long and tedious process of authentication. Well worth the read! Jo-JoNC
Barox42 More than 1 year ago
I read your book this week and am thrilled with your undertaking. Although I had read the National Geographic and viewed the NOVA special several times, I learned so much about the art world and the enormous and diligent effort you and your colleagues have invested in bringing La Bella Principessa to her rightful place for the world to take great pleasure in. As a surprise to me, my main take away (beyond the compelling detective and scientific tale) was the enhanced love of beauty and genius that you share – deepening my thoughts about the paintings, drawings and sculpture I love – and trying to understand what it is that draws me to certain works and not others. I want to spend more time with the special works that I love - bravo to you both. This work has many gifts to share with those who aspire to seek and enjoy what is truly beautiful
LOCLC More than 1 year ago
A riveting trip starting in New York City, then to Paris, and on to fascinating European cities to prove "who did it". Who created this breathtaking portrait os a young girl on the cusp of womanhood? The answer,of course,is Leonardo Da Vinci. The answer which was known always by the author of the book ,Peter Silverman and his wife Kathy. The story is not just of a $19,000 find that becomes a $100,000,000 trasure, but of returning a Master work to it's rightful place on the world stage for all to adore. This story enthralls the reader to such a degree, that one doesn't even realize how much knowledge of art and the art world is gained.
rmorrismd More than 1 year ago
This extraordinary true story regarding a lost chalk by Leonardo is more entertaining and informational than the Da Vinci Code. It opened up the background of the elite old masters experts and the operation of the auction houses. This book is a scholarly and unique journey of an art expert who is passionate and honest in his open tale of how he came upon an undiscovered treasurer. He brings us into his personal life and difficult journey in acquiring the academic and scientific art world's approval. The effort in obtaining the authenticity of this lost Leonardo masterpiece is a once in a life time event. Be aware and prepared to lose a night's sleep in reading this book.