“The artistic community simply can’t agree whether this is an original painting or a beautifully drawn copy.
“I have been transfixed since then by the sheer artistry of its beautiful presentation and the outstanding production values espoused by your Foundation.
“In my forty years of technical support to the conservation science profession, I have never before encountered such an extensive and compelling document supporting the provenance of an artwork ... At the time of my original investigation of 'Isleworth Mona Lisa' I found a number of issues troubling. Foremost among these were the character of the background scenery and the absence of data on the pigments, the canvas, and the stretcher. The book, 'Mona Lisa - Leonardo's Earlier Version' masterfully addresses these and numerous other questions. I congratulate you on the accomplishment of such a superb research investigation.”
“About the book, yes, I’ve just received it, but wanted notify and thank you just when taking some impressions and considerations about its content – I guess you promptly would like knowing them. Well... being totally sincere, it’s the most beautiful book I’ve ever seen. Look: I use to say my preferred movie, “Amadeus”, would give all pride to Mozart, if he still was among us ... In this way, I really do believe your book would do the same to Da Vinci.”
The book, 'Mona Lisa - Leonardo's Earlier Version', “will permit an unbiased judgement of the claim of this painting to be the earlier portrait, incomplete, of a young Mona Lisa, much younger than that of the Louvre.”
“I am very impressed with the thoroughness and detail of your argument in this book. It is wonderfully laid out and persuasively argued, with a wealth of detail--and obviously, the technical tests of the portrait are exceedingly helpful. What's more, the quality of the images is simply stunning.”
“The book makes a strong case for seeing the Isleworth Mona Lisa as Da Vinci’s earlier version of Mona Lisa”
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