The Profile Portrait of a Milanese Woman
Hardback 208pp Illustrated 260x175mm
9781444706260   Product Code: 84682
This book tells the story of the astonishing authentication of a portrait by Leonardo da Vinci, formerly selling for a few thousand pounds but now worth around £150 million. The authors, who worked on this project, recount the progress of their investigation, outlining the methods they used to piece together the evidence needed to authenticate the painting. They also discuss the life of the most likely candidate for its melancholy sitter - the tragically short- lived illegitimate daughter of Duke Ludovico Sforza.