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Folin, Marco. Courts and Courtly Arts in Renaissance Italy: Arts and Politics in the Early Modern Age. London: ACC Editions, 2010.

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Websites

Art Law Blog: www.theartlawblogspot.com

Peter Paul Biro: www.paulbiro.net

Christie’s: www.christies.com

Martin Kemp: www.martinjkemp.com

La Bella Principessa: www.labellaprincipessa.com

Leonardo da Vinci Museum: www.museoleonardo.com

Lumiere Technology: www.lumiere-technology.com

Sotheby’s: www.sotheby's.com

La Bella Principessa.

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La Bella Principessa shown in thirteen multispectral images, plus reconstructed scans in false color and infrared daylight.

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A close-up of the eye, which reveals Leonardo’s signature technique.

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The enlargement allows a clear view of Leonardo’s typical left-handed hatching around the profile and in the background.

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Pascal Cotte’s measurement of the head and face shows Leonardo’s impeccable specifications.

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Leonardo’s typical pentiments are shown in La Bella Principessa.

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Leonardo’s intricate knot patterns are in evidence on the image of La Bella Principessa.

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Detail of the pentiments behind the sitter’s head, showing areas of the artist’s erasures—typical of Leonardo.

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Close-up of a portion of the hair and headdress, showing the intricate detail.

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Location of Leonardo’s fingerprint.

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Pascal Cotte found numerous comparisons between Leonardo’s Lady with an Ermine and La Bella Principessa. In particular, he noted remarkable similarities in the anatomical structure of the eyes.

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Pascal Cotte (left) prepares to use his revolutionary multispectral imaging camera to photograph the Mona Lisa in a private room in the basement of the Louvre.

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Pascal and Martin examine the place in the Sforziada showing the missing page and the protruding remnant and find a match for La Bella Principessa. photo by permission of lumiere technology and martin kemp.

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Circles and arrows mark three holes showing that the image was once part of a codex or manuscript.

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