26 June 2012

PBS Maybe Leonardo DaVinci vellum chalk portrait

As I watched with fascination as the scholars of art discussed the origins of this portrait.  It appears it was a portrait of a princess.   That it was taken out of a book.

A family history/genealogy book that was a wedding gift to the young princess.  However she had a short life, the book was passed on to another relative.  Who took it to Poland.

Amazing how the family genealogy made it from Italy to Poland.  I would of love to find out more about books like that one.  Amazing treasure,  why would they cut it down and rebind it?  The portrait I know if its really DaVincis is such a Art treasure.  To the genealogist though the contents with the family history is a treasure of untold worth.

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