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Dramatization of the life of Leonardo da Vinci, presented as part of WNYC's
American Art Festival. Tells the story of Leonardo from childhood. He was born out of wedlock and his grandfather disallowed Leonardo's father from marrying the mother. Instead, they took the baby and his father married another woman. Story of his childhood through his discovery as an artist by a man who took him to Florence. Describes his patronage by wealthy, and his creation of the Last Supper.
Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection
WNYC archives id: 69812
Municipal archives id: LT817