A Portrait of Leonardo




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Strip back the layers of varnish and discover the man behind the masterpieces, the personality that drove one of the greatest minds in history in A Portrait of Leonardo.

Donovan, as he did with Mozart and Shakespeare, sets out to discover the person behind the myth in A Portrait of Leonardo. Using Leonardo’s own massive supply of notebooks as well as myriad other writings from the time, Donovan shows why, as well as what, Leonardo created in so many areas of life. Like no other biography, this illustrated book shows the real Leonardo.

Finalist – Russell Clark Award for Illustration in the 2023 NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults.

Format: Paperback
Imprint: Upstart Press
Published: June 2022
ISBN: 9781990003479

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