Early in November, a year ago, I first met the owner of the newly discovered drawing profile portrait of a Milanese lady. It appeared in The Times yesterday as an exciting “find” of a previously unknown work by Leonardo da Vinci.
The owner, Peter Silverman, already had something of a reputation for discovering masterpieces, and I was interested to see a photograph he had with him. He invited me to Paris to see the technological evidence which he was putting together to “prove” the attribution. I have always been sceptical about new technologies and wanted to use my own eyes to make the judgment.… Seguir leyendo »