Young man's head seen in profile, head covered with a cap and long hair - Leonardo da Vinci
Based on Leonardo da Vinci's drawing (1452-1519) No. 2248
Modern proof printed on handmade Jeanjean paper: 33 x 25 cm
From an original 18.5 x 15.5 cm plaque from the
Chalcography of the Louvre, Inv. 194
Dated, numbered, stamped and sold with a certificate of authenticity.
Set of 10 final draws in June 2019.
The last ones are copper plates engraved before 1848, which can no longer be used to
printing at the risk of degrading the engraving. They are then kept in the reserves
of the Louvre.
Le Compte de Caylus, (1692-1765), Louis XIV's little nephew, enters the Academy of Letters
in 1714. Trained in drawing by Watteau and engraving by Mariette, he interprets in etching
the drawings from the King's Cabinet to which he has access. This represents, for the Chalcography of
Louvre, a set of 223 plates engraved after the greatest artists.
Leonardo da Vinci is one of them. Florentine painter of the Renaissance, he is known as
scientist, engineer, inventor, philosopher, writer...
Caylus was a prolific author, because in addition to being an engraver he was a writer. In 1730 he published in
Portraiture of the drawings after the masters and a collection of the engraved Heads of characters
based on drawings by Leonardo da Vinci. Man's head with a cap, comes from this
- Delivery :
- Order shipped directly from the Art Workshops within 3 weeks.
- Museum :
- Musée du Louvre
- Dimensions :
- 25 x 33 cm
- EAN :
- Reference :
- Author :
- Anne-Claude-Philippe de Caylus