Exquisite postcard for those who like to write by hand. Or pin up for a small artwork...or memento
150 x 110 mm postcard of Portrait of Leonardo da Vinci (unknown British artist, image from Histoire de Léonard de Vinci, 1869)
By long-time US art publisher, Pomegranate, with the British Library
Meet Leonardo da Vinci Renaissance polymath Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was a humanist active beyond painting; he was also an accomplished draughtsman, engineer, scientist, theoretician, sculptor and architect. History has immortalised his Mona Lisa (1503), The Last Supper (1495-98) and Vitruvian Man (1490), but this image by an unknown artist from the Histoire de Léonard de Vinci turns the tools back onto the godfather of the Western canon for a rare glimpse of the man whose portrait of Lisa Gherdardini has fascinated and captivated across time...