We are reading What the Ermine Saw: The Extraordinary Journey of Leonardo da Vinci's Most Mysterious Portrait by Eden Collinsworth for the August session. Five hundred and thirty years ago, a young woman sat before a Grecian-nosed artist known as Leonardo da Vinci. Her name was Cecilia Gallerani, and she was the young mistress of Ludovico Sforza, duke of Milan. When the portrait was finished, Leonardo’s brush strokes had conveyed something deeper by revealing the essence of Cecilia’s soul. Even today, The Woman with an Ermine manages to astonish. Readers will marvel at Eden Collinsworth’s dexterous story that illuminates the eventful history of this unique masterpiece, as it journeyed from one owner to the next.
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