Leonardo da Vinci an account of his development as an artist by Clark, Kenneth

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  • Leonardo, -- da Vinci, -- 1452-1519.

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Previoused. 1939.

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Statementthe Ryerson lectures delivered October and November 1936 at the School of the Fine Arts, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.
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Number of Pages204
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Open LibraryOL20413881M

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