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Count Giovanni, the one with the Cardinal of Mortaro.



347:304 : As this note is in the same small Manuscript as the passage here immediately preceding it, I may be justified in assuming that Leonardo meant to use the features of the person here named as a suitable model for the figure of Christ. The celebrated drawing of the head of Christ, now hanging in the Brera Gallery at Milan, has obviously been so much restored that it is now impossible to say, whether it was ever genuine. We have only to compare it with the undoubtedly genuine drawings of heads of the disciples in Pl. XLVII, and , to admit that not a single line of the Milan drawing in its present state can be by the same hand.

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