rennes

5.08.2015

la bella principessa


Lost portrait of Milanese princess from the 1400s?  By Da Vinci?  Traced back to a book in a Warsaw library, a missing plate from the front of the book?  Why chalk on vellum? Fascinating story, up for debate by many historians of course.  Read more here, or watch this Nova here.

2 comments:

Carolynn Markey said...

So I watched the Nova. So interesting. I loved hearing about the Princess. Married at 13?? Died 3 months later, possibly by miscarriage?? How tragic! Woah. I would love to read her book (the one in Warsaw), looked for it in English. couldn't find anything

julia said...

I know, so many people died so young, very sad. I seriously can't believe from a random tip-off they were able to find the book, it seems so unlikely!