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Leonardo da Vinci - Ritratto di fanciulla
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Leonardo da Vinci - Autoritratto
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Michelangelo Buonarotti - Testa maschile
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Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci, detto Perugino - Giovane nudo accanto a un vecchio vestito all’orientale
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Raffaello Sanzio - Studio di giovane
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Album dei Pesci
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Album di pesci
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Album di pesci
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Album di uccelli
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Album dei fiori
Leonardo da Vinci - Ritratto di fanciulla
Leonardo da Vinci - Autoritratto
Michelangelo Buonarotti - Testa maschile
Pietro di Cristoforo Vannucci, detto Perugino - Giovane nudo accanto a un vecchio vestito all’orientale
Raffaello Sanzio - Studio di giovane
Album dei Pesci
Album di pesci
Album di pesci
Album di uccelli
Album dei fiori

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For scholars this work is an example of Leonardo's experiments on the theme of the so-called shoulder portrait, with the view from the back and the face turned towards the observer, the result of the teachings of Leonardo's master, Andrea del Verrocchio, on how to portray a moving figure, taking it from various points of view. Dating from the years 1483-1485, it is probably a preparatory study for the angel of the Virgin of the rocks, a pictorial work whose first version is kept in the Louvre in Paris, the second at the National Gallery in London. The drawing was also identified with Cecilia Gallerani, the young loved by Ludovico Sforza and represented in the painting preserved in Krakow, The lady with an ermine. In 1952, on the occasion of the fifth centenary of Leonardo's birth, the American art historian Bernard Berenson defined the portrait as the most beautiful drawing in the world.

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