France Issues Export Ban on New $16 Million Da Vinci Drawing

artnet News | Alyssa Buffenstein:

A recently-discovered drawing of St. Sebastian thought to be by the hand of Leonardo da Vinci has been deemed “a national treasure” by the French government, which has now placed an export ban on the sketch, valued at €15 million ($15.7 million), the Art Newspaper reports. The drawing depicts the saint in anguish and bound to a tree. On the reverse are notes and drawings, and studies of light and shadow… Read more

Image: The front of the drawing attributed to Leonardo da Vinci. Courtesy Tajan