LEONARDO da Vinci
(b. 1452, Vinci, d. 1519, Cloux, near Amboise)
Head of a girlc. 1483
Silverpoint and white highlights on prepared paper, 181 x 159 mm
Biblioteca Reale, Turin
The eminent art expert Bernhard Berenson called this sheet "the most beautiful drawing in the world." It is thought to be a study for the angel in the Virgin of the Rocks in the Musée du Louvre, Paris.