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Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan

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'The superbly produced catalogue by Luke Syson and Larry Keith is as measured, thoughtful, and original as any I've read. In terms of art history, their understanding of Leonardo is the new gold standard.' - The Daily Telegraph

Leonardo's Portrait of a Young Man (‘The Musician’), c1486-7

Published to accompany the 2011-2012 National Gallery exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan, this volume focuses on a crucial period in the 1480s and 1490s. During this period, Leonardo produced some of the most celebrated and influential work of his career including The Last Supper, his two versions of The Virgin of the Rocks, and the beautiful portrait of Ludovico's mistress, Cecilia Gallerani (The Lady with an Ermine).

Works from British, US and European collections represent the diverse range of Leonardo’s artistic output, from drawings in chalk, ink or metalpoint to full-scale oil paintings. The book includes high quality illustrations (not only of the works by Da Vinci, but also of paintings and drawings by his pupils and assistants); magnified details and drawn studies for the paintings as well as incisive in-depth studies of the paintings.

Highly recommended for all Da Vinci devotees.

  • Author: Luke Syson, Curator of Italian Paintings before 1500, National Gallery
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Date published: November 2011
  • Language: English
  • Delivery: Allow 2-3 weeks
  • ISBN: 978-1857094916
  • Product Dimensions: 33 x 24.8 x 3.2 cm

'dazzling, mysterious and disturbing' - The Guardian

'marvellous catalogue – thorough, eloquent, original: that is to say, nearly unique in this field' - The Observer

'The superbly produced catalogue by Luke Syson and Larry Keith is as measured, thoughtful, and original as any I've read. In terms of art history, their understanding of Leonardo is the new gold standard.' - The Daily Telegraph

'The most stunning portraiture and sacred art by the world's original Renaissance Man' - The Telegraph