After Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), Italian, Possibly German Nazarene School (19th Century)
HEAD OF CHRIST
Chalk heightened with white on thin paper, laid down to a later paper support; bears signature “Leonardo da Vinci” in sepia ink lower left. Matted and unframed.
Sheet 7.1" x 7.5" — 18.1 x 19.1 cm.
Possibly a drawing by one of the Nazarene School artists, which centered around Johann Friedrich Overbeck, Franz Pforr, Ludwig Vogel and Johann Konrad Hottinger in Rome during the 1810’s.
Ex. Coll. Corporations’ Subscription Fund;
Gifted by the above to The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Accession No. 60/74 in 1961;
Deaccessioned to benefit art purchases at the AGO