Leonardo's Holy Child

Leonardo's Holy Child

The Discovery of A Leonardo Da Vinci Masterpiece : A Connoisseur's Search for Lost Art in America : A Memoir of Discovery

Book - 2016
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Fred Kline is a well-known art historian, dealer, connoisseur, and explorer who has made a career of scouring antique stores, estate sales, and auctions looking for unusual and often misidentified works of art. Many of the gems he has found are now in major museum collections like the Frick, the Getty, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. About ten years ago, when Kline was routinely combing through a Christie's catalog, a beautiful little drawing caught his eye. Attributed to Carracci, it came with a very low estimate, but Kline's every instinct told him that the attribution was wrong. He placed a bid and the low asking price and bought the drawing outright. And that was the beginning of how Kline discovered Leonardo da Vinci's model drawing for the Infant Jesus and the Infant St. John.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, [2016]
ISBN: 9781605989792
Branch Call Number: 759.5 LEONARDO DA VINCI
Characteristics: 360 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm


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