Spanish Old Master Drawings

Portrait of Leonardo da Vinci

José del Castillo

(Madrid, 1737-1793)

  • Date: c. 1784
  • Black chalk on yellowish laid paper
  • 190 x 127 mm
  • Inscribed: “LEONARDO DE VINCI / PINTOR FLORE [...]”, on the parchment held by the cherubs; “Juan del Castillo f”, in oak gall ink in 19th century handwriting in the lower right corner outside the frame
  • Provenance: Madrid, collection of the Marquis of Casa-Torres; Madrid, private collection