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  |  13. December 2016

RARE FINDING IN PARIS

Leonardo Drawing Discovered by Accident

The well-known French auction house Tajan has announced an extraordinary discovery. By chance, an employee has found an unknown work representing Saint Sebastian by the Italian Master Leonardo da Vinci, first in over fifteen years. In the Codex Atlanticus, a list compiled by Leonardo, eight Saint Sebastians are mentioned. The auction house currently has reason to believe that their drawing of 'The Martyred Saint Sebastian' belongs to this illustrious group.

Over the past few months, Tajan has also repeatedly consulted with a world-renowned expert on Leonardo drawings, Dr. Carmen C. Bambach, who is a Curator in the Department of Drawings and Prints at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In her landmark 2003 exhibition catalogue, Dr. Bambach reconstructed how the Saint Sebastians listed in the Codex Atlanticus relate to an unexecuted or lost votive painting of the martyred saint by Leonardo.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art states that "in the scholarly opinion of Carmen C. Bambach, expert on the drawings of Leonardo da Vinci, this is an exciting new discovery of an authentic double-sided sheet by the master." The drawing represents on the recto the full figure of the martyred Saint Sebastian tied to a tree in a landscape, and on the verso, notes and diagrams about light and shadow related to Leonardo’s study of optics.

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