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Scandals, vandals, and Da Vincis : a gallery of remarkable art tales /

by Rachlin, Harvey.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2007Description: xxii, 344 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0143038354; 9780143038351.Subject(s): Painting -- Themes, motives | Painting -- Themes, motivesOnline resources: Table of contents | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
Contents:
Mona Lisa / Leonardo da Vinci -- Christina of Denmark, Duchess of Milan / Hans Holbein the Younger -- Eleonora of Toledo with Her Son Giovanni de' Medici / Agnolo Bronzino -- Mars and Venus United by Love / Paolo Veronese -- David with the Head of Goliath / Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio -- The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp / Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn -- The Night Watch / Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn -- Benjamin Franklin / Benjamin Wilson -- The Tribuna of the Uffizi / Johan Zoffany -- The Honorable Mrs. Graham / Thomas Gainsborough -- Watson and the Shark / John Singleton Copley -- The Skater / Gilbert Stuart -- George Washington (Athenaeum Head) / Gilbert Stuart -- Charles IV and His Family / Francisco Jos�e de Goya y Lucientes -- Lady Maitland / Sir Henry Raeburn -- Slave Ship (Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying--Typhoon Coming On) / Joseph Mallord William Turner -- The Outcast / Richard Redgrave -- Washington Crossing the Delaware / Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze -- The Horse Fair / Rosa Bonheur -- Olympia / �Edouard Manet -- Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket / James Abbott McNeill Whistler -- A Convalescent / James Tissot -- Le mariage de convenance / William Quiller Orchardson -- At the Moulin Rouge / Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec -- Guernica / Pablo Picasso -- Christ of Saint John of the Cross / Salvador Dal�i.
Review: "Caravaggios, Rembrandts, Monets - the works of immortal artists such as these are indelibly imprinted in the public mind; they are priceless masterpieces whose beauty, artistry, and emotional impact have inspired admiration, awe, and envy through the centuries. Yet behind many of these brilliant paintings and sculptures are fascinating, unique histories. In Scandals, Vandals, and da Vincis, Harvey Rachlin relates in exciting detail how nearly thirty of these works came to be created and how they survived burglary, forgery, revolutions, ransoms, vandals, scandals, religious sects, and shipwrecks to eventually come to their current resting places."--Jacket.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-325) and index.

Mona Lisa / Leonardo da Vinci -- Christina of Denmark, Duchess of Milan / Hans Holbein the Younger -- Eleonora of Toledo with Her Son Giovanni de' Medici / Agnolo Bronzino -- Mars and Venus United by Love / Paolo Veronese -- David with the Head of Goliath / Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio -- The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp / Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn -- The Night Watch / Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn -- Benjamin Franklin / Benjamin Wilson -- The Tribuna of the Uffizi / Johan Zoffany -- The Honorable Mrs. Graham / Thomas Gainsborough -- Watson and the Shark / John Singleton Copley -- The Skater / Gilbert Stuart -- George Washington (Athenaeum Head) / Gilbert Stuart -- Charles IV and His Family / Francisco Jos�e de Goya y Lucientes -- Lady Maitland / Sir Henry Raeburn -- Slave Ship (Slavers Throwing Overboard the Dead and Dying--Typhoon Coming On) / Joseph Mallord William Turner -- The Outcast / Richard Redgrave -- Washington Crossing the Delaware / Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze -- The Horse Fair / Rosa Bonheur -- Olympia / �Edouard Manet -- Nocturne in Black and Gold: The Falling Rocket / James Abbott McNeill Whistler -- A Convalescent / James Tissot -- Le mariage de convenance / William Quiller Orchardson -- At the Moulin Rouge / Henri Marie Raymond de Toulouse-Lautrec -- Guernica / Pablo Picasso -- Christ of Saint John of the Cross / Salvador Dal�i.

"Caravaggios, Rembrandts, Monets - the works of immortal artists such as these are indelibly imprinted in the public mind; they are priceless masterpieces whose beauty, artistry, and emotional impact have inspired admiration, awe, and envy through the centuries. Yet behind many of these brilliant paintings and sculptures are fascinating, unique histories. In Scandals, Vandals, and da Vincis, Harvey Rachlin relates in exciting detail how nearly thirty of these works came to be created and how they survived burglary, forgery, revolutions, ransoms, vandals, scandals, religious sects, and shipwrecks to eventually come to their current resting places."--Jacket.

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