The Author: Joanne Snow-Smith is Professor of Art History in the School of Art at the University of Washington in Seattle,
specializing in the Italian Renaissance. In 1976, she received her Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles.
In addition to numerous articles in academic journals in the United States and in Europe, she is the author of «The Salvator
Mundi» of Leonardo da Vinci, a monograph on a painting recently attributed to Leonardo da Vinci.