TABLE OF CONTENTS 

Thomas Frangenberg: Introduction
Charles Hope: The Biography of Leonardo in Vasari’s Vite
Paul Taylor: Leonardo in the Low Countries
Juliana Barone: The ‘official’ Vita of Leonardo: Raphael Trichet Du Fresne’s biography in the Trattato della pittura
Giovanna Perini: Leonardo and his Eighteenth-Century Italian biographies
Thomas Frangenberg: Between Translation and Fabrication: Leonardo in German-Speaking Countries before 1800
Matthew Craske: ‘A Wonderful Force of Nature’: an Account of how Leonardo da Vinci Sustained the Eighteenth-Century English Idea of a ‘Universal’ Genius
Rodney Palmer: Leonardo’s Nonconformist Choices and his Legendary Death, from Vasari to 1869
Michela Passini: A fin-de-siècle Leonardo between History and Fiction: Gabriel Séailles and his ‘Psychological Biography’ of Leonardo (1892)
Julia Friedman: Three Faces of Leonardo da Vinci in Fin-de-Siècle Russia
Bradley Collins: Freud’s Leonardo. Its Cultural Moment and Legacy
David Ekserdjian: Renato Castellani: Leonardo (1971)
Martin Kemp: Do Biographies (and Portraits) Matter?