French government places export bar on €15m Da Vinci drawing

THE ART NEWSPAPER | Gareth Harris, Victoria Stapley-Brown:

The French government has placed a temporary export bar on a rare double-sided drawing attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, with state officials hailing the piece “a national treasure”. According to our sister paper Le Journal des Arts, a request for an export certificate was made by the Paris-based auction house Tajan, which announced the discovery last month… Read more

Image: Optical studies in light and shadow and text by Leonardo da Vinci on the verso