5 Bibliography Brown, David Alan (2003).
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2, scientific analysis of the painting has, however, suggested that it was produced by only one artist.
Red chalk on paper.In the background, there is a colourful mountainous landscape.Oxford: Oxford University Press.The painting takes its name from the.2289 Syson.This fine study by Leonardo could have been used a preliminary drawing for the Madonna Litta.Leonardo da Vinci: The Marvellous Works of Nature and Man.In his left hand Christ holds a goldfinch, which is symbolic of his future.The figures in the painting are set in a dark interior and two arched windows, which is a typical Leonardo style, such as the earlier Madonna of the carnation.My own feeling is that the Madonna Litta was worked on by Leonardo's gifted pupil, Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio with the delicate finishing touches applied by the master himself.Silverpoint on paper, 18x16.8cm.A popular candidate for authorship is Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio.5 Two other drawings, in metalpoint with white lead highlights on blue prepared paper, are attributed to a follower of Leonardo, usually considered to be Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio.Jesus on the other hand is looking towards the audience, with his eyelids seemingly heavy, perhaps because he has been breastfed enough and now feels full and sleepy.The painting was added to the Hermitage and transferred from wood to a canvas.60) Syson.
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234 "Head of a Woman in Profile to Lower Left".This image is very close to the finished head of the Christ Child in the Madonna Litta.Cinisello Balsamo, Milan: Silvana Editoriale.13 The earliest print of the composition is Venetian, by an artist in the circle of Zoan Andrea, and at least one painted copy by the Venetian school is known, in the Museo di Castelvecchio in Verona.Leonardo on Painting: An anthology of writings by Leonardo da Vinci with a selection of documents relating to his career as an artist.In 1865 the Russian Tsar Alexander II acquired the panel from Count Antonio Litta, 14 quondam minister to Saint Petersburg, for the Hermitage Museum, where it has been exhibited to this day.Madonna of the Carnation, and a mountainous landscape in aerial perspective can be seen beyond.Attribution edit That the painting was regarded in Leonardo's lifetime as his work is suggested by the large number of copies made.26 Robert Simon Artwatch".It seems it was a feature during Renaissance Florence to make women's garments in such a way to facilitate breastfeeding.This superb lotto come riscuotere vincite sketch of a ladies head is clearly a study for the Madonna Litta.After Belgioioso's death in 1813 it passed into the collection of the Litta family, from whom it takes its current name.These have been attributed to Boltraffio on the basis of the Berlin drawing's similarity to other drapery studies by the artist.