Leonardo da Vinci and the Book of Doom

Leonardo da Vinci and the Book of Doom

Bianca Sforza, the Sforziada and Artful Propaganda in Renaissance Milan

Paperback352pp Illustrated254x190mm

9781912690572     Product Code: 512721


The portrait of Bianca Sforza (c.1483–96), the illegitimate daughter of Duke Ludovico Sforza, ruler of Milan, was made for a richly illuminated Sforza biography; only recently has the portrait been attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. In 2009 Simon Hewitt began researching the story behind Leonardo’s involvement with the so-called ‘Book of Doom’: the result is a startling new perspective on the artist and a vivid study of the art and politics of Renaissance Milan.

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