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Lives of Leonardo da Vinci

Giorgio Vasari, Matteo Bandello, Paolo Giovio, Leonardo da Vinci, Sabba di Castiglione, and anonymous authors

Coinciding with the five hundredth anniversary of the death of Leonardo (1452–1519), Lives of Leonardo da Vinci brings together important early biographies of the polymath by Giorgio Vasari, Paolo Giovio, and anonymous authors. This illustrated volume also features recollections by the humanist scholar Sabba di Castiglione; Matteo Bandello’s eyewitness account of the artist creating one of his most famous works, The Last Supper; and letters written by a variety of contemporary authors, including Leonardo himself.

Additional titles in this series.

166 pages
4 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches
59 color and 1 b/w illustrations
ISBN 978-1-60606-621-8

Getty Publications
Imprint: J. Paul Getty Museum
Series: Lives of the Artists