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Imaginary Biographies-7


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' The Original of Mona Lisa '
Leonardo da Vinci 's picture is one of the best known in the world, and the enigmatic smile of its subject has inspired a whole literature. All that is known of Mona Lisa is that she came of a Neapolitan family, that she was the third wife of her husband and died before he did, and that her daughter died in infancy. Dr. C. P. Snow , author of ' New Lives for Old ' and ' Death Under Sail ', is to give an imaginative account of her life. He has based his reconstruction of the conversation and appearance of Leonardo upon remarks in Leonardo's own note-books, but there is no evidence to dispel the mystery that surrounds the sitter.
This is the last broadcast in this present series. The ' Imaginary Biographies ' that have been given are to be published in book form by Allen f.nd Unwin.


Unknown: Mona Lisa
Unknown: Leonardo Da Vinci
Unknown: Mona Lisa
Unknown: Dr. C. P. Snow

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