LEONARDO da Vinci
(b. 1452, Vinci, d. 1519, Cloux, near Amboise)
Pen, ink and white pigment on paper, 282 x 199 mm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
The detailed drawing of a girl's head contains elements typical of the school of Verrocchio, such as the diagonally placed eyes with the considerably rounded pupils and hair painted in meticulous detail. A relationship between this drawing and the Mary in the Annunciation predella in the Louvre has quite rightly been established. The attribution of the drawing to Leonardo is now just as disputed as its dating.