Duccio to Leonardo : Italian Painting 1250-1500 (PB)
The perfect introduction to the National Gallery's collection of Italian Renaissance paintings made between 1250 and 1500 – one of the richest of its kind in the world. Duccio to Leonardo begins with a short introduction to the formation of the collection, before discussing selected masterpieces. It includes highlights such as Leonardo's Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and Saint John the Baptist, Bellini's Doge Leonardo Loredan and Botticelli's Venus and Mars. With beautiful illustrations, a modern design, and concise, accessible text, this book makes for an enjoyable and informative introduction to this important part of the National Gallery collection.
Simona Di Nepi was the Assistant Curator of Renaissance Paintings at the National Gallery, London. She has contributed to the National Gallery publications Velázquez, Renaissance Siena: Art for a City and Renaissance Faces.