New PDF release: Leonardo's Holy Child: The Discovery of a Leonardo Da Vinci

By Fred R. Kline

A unmarried cartoon turns into an all-consuming quest to appreciate and establish a piece via Leonardo da Vinci himself—the first new drawing by means of the good grasp to have surfaced in over a century.

Fred Kline is a well known artwork historian, broker, gourmet, and explorer who has made a profession of scouring vintage shops, property revenues, and auctions searching for unusual—and frequently misidentified—works of paintings. some of the gemstones he has discovered at the moment are in significant museum collections just like the Frick, the Getty, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

But this publication is ready the invention of 1 piece particularly: approximately ten years in the past, whilst Kline was once typically combing via a Christie's catalog, a stunning little drawing stuck his eye. Attributed to Carracci, it got here with a really low estimate, yet Kline's each intuition informed him that the attribution was once unsuitable. He positioned a bid and the low asking cost and purchased the drawing outright. And that was once the start of ways Kline found Leonardo da Vinci's version drawing for the child Jesus and the child St. John.

It is the 1st paintings by way of da Vinci to have surfaced in over a century. Leonardo’s Holy Child chronicles not just the tale of this impressive discovery, from Kline's learn around the globe to how precisely attributions paintings as regards to the outdated masters (most in their works are unsigned). Kline additionally sheds mild at the inspiration of "connoisseurship," an often-overlooked aspect of artwork historical past that is nearly Holmesian in its intricacy and specificity.

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