For fans of rich and vivid historical novels like Girl with a Pearl Earring and Code Name Verity, Laura Malone Elliott delivers the stunning tale of real-life Renaissance woman Ginevra de' Benci, the inspiration for one of Leonardo da Vinci's earliest masterpieces.The young and beautiful daughter of a wealthy family, Ginevra longs to share her poetry and participate in the artistic ferment of Rena...
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (November 10, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.2 inches
Amazon Rank: 1029845
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Based on the muse for one of Leonardo DaVinci's early paintings, DaVinci's Tiger is a historical fiction book with with a feminist twist. In a time when woman were seen as property of their fathers and husbands, Ginevra de Benci Niccolini yearns to ...
rence but is trapped in an arranged marriage in a society dictated by men.The arrival of the charismatic Venetian ambassador, Bernardo Bembo, introduces Ginevra to a dazzling circle of patrons, artists, and philosophers. Bembo chooses Ginevra as his Platonic muse and commissions a portrait of her by a young Leonardo da Vinci.Posing for the brilliant painter inspires an intimate connection between them, one Ginevra only begins to understand.In a rich and vivid world of exquisite art with a dangerous underbelly of deadly political feuds, Ginevra faces many challenges to discover her voice and artistic companionship—and to find love.