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Sublime BeautyRaphael's "Portrait of a Lady with a Unicorn"

Published by GILES in association with the Cincinnati Art Museum

Add to Cart US$24.95

Published — (UK and USA)

Dimensions — 64 pages, 279 x 203 mm (8 x 11 in)

Illustrations — 33 colour

Format — Hardback

Price — UKĀ£15.95/US$24.95

ISBN — 9781907804731

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 Focuses on one Rapahel’s most beguiling and enigmatic paintings.

About the Book

Three essays by leading specialists in Renaissance art, Linda Wolk-Simon, Mary Shay-Millea and Anna Coliva explore the stylistic relationship between this masterpiece and Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, and the link to Petrarch’s poetry and popular notions of beauty in Renaissance art. They examine attributions and the painting’s distinct iconography, and why, in place of the usual lapdog, the woman holds a unicorn.They also address the intriguing question of the sitter's identity; might she be the half-sister of Lucrezia Borgia?

About the Author(s)

Esther Bell is curator in charge of European Paintings, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Linda Wolk-Simon is director and chief curator, University Museums, Fairfield University. Mary Shay-Millea is an independent scholar. Anna Coliva is director, Galleria Borghese