Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Newly Discovered Jesus Drawing May Be a True Leonardo da Vinci

By Alex Greenberger
A newly discovered drawing is being attributed to Leonardo da Vinci by an Italian expert. COURTESY LEONARDO DA VINCI INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE
A drawing that was in a private collection for years has been attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. The Italian-language newspaper La Stampa reports that Annalisa Di Maria, a scholar who has worked with UNESCO’s Florence division, believes an image of Jesus found by a collector in Lecco to be the work of one of the Renaissance’s most high-profile artists. Di Maria told La Stampa that the work “recalls everything in the drawings of Leonardo: it is his language, and speaks loud and clear.” She added that the work is “the true face of Salvator Mundi,” another work attributed to Leonardo. [More]