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The Renaissance Portrait: From Donatello to Bellini

Christiansen, Keith, and Stefan Weppelmann, eds., with essays by Patricia Lee Rubin, Beverly Louise Brown, Peter Humfrey, and Rudolf Preimesberger, and contributions by Andrea Bayer, Francesco Caglioti, Eleonara Luciano, and Stephen K. Scher (2011)

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