|Fred R. Kline.|
|Pages/Publication Date:||384 / 2016|
When art historian Fred Kline was combing through a Christie's auction catalog, a beautiful little drawing caught his eye; supposedly by Carracci, it came with a very low estimate, but Kline's instincts told him that the attribution was wrong. After buying it outright, Kline discovered that he now owned Leonardo da Vinci's model drawing for his painting of the infant Jesus and St. John. In this insider's look at art history in the making—with 16 pages of color reproductions—Kline discusses finding the first unknown work by Leonardo to have surfaced in more than a century, while explaining the difficulty in correctly identifying works by the old masters, and shedding light on the idea of connoisseurship.