Quid est veritas? What is truth? Not only is this the most difficult question to answer, it is utterly the most impossible concept to live up to. The truths of one woman bleed from her quill onto the pages of her journal, staining her tale into the paper, trickling out a story of love, passion, war, indulgence, confusion, elation, despair, death and grief. She sees the unseen side of the noble houses, is welcomed into the private lives of such public people, and although everyone knows her, she is anonymous in her world, invisible. Her journal spins the tapestry of half a century of life, and tells the secret truths of The Painter's Daughter.