1540: "His genius was so rare and universal that it can be said that nature worked a miracle on his behalf.".
Some recent attributions edit Image Details Attribution status Madonna and Child with St Joseph or Adoration of the Christ Child Tempera on panel Diameter 87 cm Rome, Galleria Borghese Previously attributed to Fra Bartolomeo.Nb 13 Melzi was the principal heir and executor, receiving, as well as money, Leonardo's paintings, tools, library and personal effects.I.1 (Florence, 1505 Notes on the measurement of solid bodies and on topology.It is a feature of many Classical Greek statues.Oil on panel, 51 5/8 x tagli capelli sfilati davanti 30 inches (131.1.2 cm).25 The novelist Matteo Bandello observed Leonardo at work and wrote that some days he would paint from dawn till dusk without stopping to eat and then not paint for three or four days at a time.1485 ( Marani 2000 ) Lady with an Ermine Oil on walnut panel 54 39 cm Kraków, National Museum Generally accepted First published as a Leonardo in 1889 and subject to wide disagreement, but now generally accepted.This and the Lansdowne Madonna are the most likely candidates for being that work, but neither is considered to be wholly autograph.Footnotes There are 15 significant artworks which are ascribed, either in whole or in large part, to Leonardo by most art historians.The Rise of the Artist." Leonardo da Vinci ".Sketch after Leonardo da Vinci.
25 At the start of the Second Italian War in 1499, the invading French troops used the life-size clay model for the Gran Cavallo for target practice.
She leans forward to restrain the Christ Child as he plays roughly with a lamb, the sign of his own impending sacrifice.