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September 21, 2001 | PGN Educational Media | 57 minutes
The events in the life of the painting are just as interesting: defaced at some point, the lower portion including Ginevra’s hands were removed, stored in a wine cellar through WWII for safe keeping and finally purchased by The National Gallery in Washington for 3 million dollars where it was eventually cleaned. The video includes narration by Meryl Streep – the Italian version was narrated by Isabella Rossellini – excellent input from art historians about the painting and about Da Vinci, a computer reconstruction of a before and after for each portrait, and much more. It will leave you wanting to know more about Ginevra and her famous counterparts.