To Be Enjoyed By Firelight

These little windows are made to be enjoyed by firelight.

Painted Fire Screen
Jacques Vigoureux Duplessis1700

This is copy of a painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the Louvre (inv. 775) which is dated to 1513-1516, at the end of the artist’s career. Scholars are now considering the possibility that the Walters’ version was actually executed at the same time, alongside the original. As in the original, the Baptist wears a leopard skin, usually considered an attribute of Bacchus.

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