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The Resource Mona Lisa : a life discovered, Dianne Hales

Mona Lisa : a life discovered, Dianne Hales

Label
Mona Lisa : a life discovered
Title
Mona Lisa
Title remainder
a life discovered
Statement of responsibility
Dianne Hales
Creator
Contributor
Author
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A genius immortalized her. A French king paid a fortune for her. An emperor coveted her. No face has ever captivated so many for so long. Every year more than nine million visitors trek to her portrait in the Louvre. Yet while everyone recognizes her smile, hardly anyone knows her story. This book rests on the premise that the woman in the Mona Lisa is indeed the person identified in its earliest description: Lisa Gherardini (1479-1542), wife of the Florence merchant Francesco del Giocondo. Dianne Hales has followed facts wherever she could find them -- from the Florence State Archives, to the squalid street where she was born, to the ruins of the convent where she died." --
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 759.5
  • B
Illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
ND623.L5
LC item number
A7 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Mona Lisa : a life discovered, Dianne Hales
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Based on research by Giuseppe Pallanti, author of La Vera Identità della Gioconda. Milan: Skira Editore, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Una donna vera = A real woman -- Gherardini blood (59 B.C.-1478). Fires of the heart ; A voice without a face ; "Who would be happy-- " -- Una Fiorentina (1479-1499). Daughter of the Renaissance ; Money and beauty ; The business of marriage ; The merchant's wife -- A new century (1500-1512). New beginnings ; The portrait in progress ; Family matters -- The Medici triumphant (1513-1579). The rise of the lions ; The Great Sea -- The most famous paintings in the world.The adventures of Madame Lisa ; The last smile
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xviii, 317 pages
Isbn
9781451658972
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Lccn
2013042086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map, genealogical table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn862348056
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn890262233
Label
Mona Lisa : a life discovered, Dianne Hales
Publication
Note
Based on research by Giuseppe Pallanti, author of La Vera Identità della Gioconda. Milan: Skira Editore, 2006
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-300) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Una donna vera = A real woman -- Gherardini blood (59 B.C.-1478). Fires of the heart ; A voice without a face ; "Who would be happy-- " -- Una Fiorentina (1479-1499). Daughter of the Renaissance ; Money and beauty ; The business of marriage ; The merchant's wife -- A new century (1500-1512). New beginnings ; The portrait in progress ; Family matters -- The Medici triumphant (1513-1579). The rise of the lions ; The Great Sea -- The most famous paintings in the world.The adventures of Madame Lisa ; The last smile
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xviii, 317 pages
Isbn
9781451658972
Isbn Type
(trade paperback)
Lccn
2013042086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
map, genealogical table
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn862348056
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn890262233

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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