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Leonardo da Vinci - Head of Leda
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Umberto Boccioni - Interior with two female figures
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Aligi Sassu - Naked young men (playing)
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Agnolo Gaddi - Heads of five young and lamb
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Giambattista Tiepolo - Caricature of a monk reading
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Agostino Busti, detto il Bambaia - Study for an Altar
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Adolfo Wildt - Self portrait
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Annibale Carracci - Detail of male nudes
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Camillo Procaccini - Study for Saint Sebastian chained in a niche
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Tranquillo Cremona - High Life (a Piquant Conversation)
Leonardo da Vinci - Head of Leda
Umberto Boccioni - Interior with two female figures
Aligi Sassu - Naked young men (playing)
Agnolo Gaddi - Heads of five young and lamb
Giambattista Tiepolo - Caricature of a monk reading
Agostino Busti, detto il Bambaia - Study for an Altar
Adolfo Wildt - Self portrait
Annibale Carracci - Detail of male nudes
Camillo Procaccini - Study for Saint Sebastian chained in a niche
Tranquillo Cremona - High Life (a Piquant Conversation)

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Description

Initially attributed to Sodom, it was recognized to Leonardo da Vinci by Adolfo Venturi, as a study for the head and half-length of the Leda with the swan, the famous lost subject of the Florentine master known from some ancient pictorial copies and original drawings. Some proposals have attempted to refer the drawing to the sphere of Cesare da Sesto or Gianpietrino and finally to Francesco Melzi, the most faithful disciple and heir of all Leonardo's manuscripts and drawings. The drawing, on red prepared paper, is an extraordinary graphic test made of red stone, the potential of which Leonardo first experienced, then transmitting it to his circle. The recent restoration of the drawing carried out by the Opificio delle Pietre Dure in Florence has made the quality of the drafting more appreciable, highlighting stylistic methods typical of the Leonardo style such as the engraving marks, the hatching, the soft and homogeneous distribution of the nuance and the accurate intertwining hair on the woman's head.

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