THE LIVES OF PAINTINGS
Published to coincide with the opening of the biggest ever Leonardo da Vinci exhibition at the National Gallery in London:
Brought to life: the amazing stories behind Leonardo da Vinci's most celebrated paintings.
'Leo-mania' is a worldwide phenomenon. From great public institutions holding original masterpieces to block-buster exhibitions, Leonardo's work is now widely dispersed and nearly all his surviving paintings are in public galleries, an institution that didn't even exist when he was alive. So how did they get there? Where have they been? And who has ownd them?