Italian School
Descent of the Holy Spirit

PROVENANCE: Private collection, UK.

Inscribed in a later hand in pen and brown ink on the lower margin Leonardo da Vinci, pen and brown ink, heightened with white, on paper prepared with an ochre wash, margins of the figures and the architecture are pricked for transfer throughout, drawn on laid paper

338 x 274 mm (13 x 10 in.)

Laid onto an 18th century secondary matt, the matt is drawn with double borders in pen and black ink, losses throughout and areas are made up, especially in the lower quarter of the drawing and corners, extensive rubbing