Born at Vinci in 1445. Died in the arms of Francis I, at Fontainebleau, in 1520, aged 75 years. Painted on wood. Transferred to canvass by George Howorth of Boston. Lionardo Da Vinci was architect and engineer as well as painter, and was by far the best physiologist of his day, and was the first who introduced the practice of making anatomical drawings. . . . The artist has here chosen for the Saint an attitude of the most difficult kind to portray, and yet the genius of Lionardo makes it one of ease, grace, and beauty. The fervor and faith--depicted in the countenance of the Saint--in the truths of the Holy Writ which he is expounding from the open Book, command in an equal degree the admiration of the spectator. [PP. 12-13; excerpted from a description of Da Vinci's anatomical drawings. Exhibited under note indicating that this work is among those "from the private collection of Lt. Col. J.D. Graham, U.S.A. The explanations and descriptions are printed as furnished by him."]
Chicago Exhibition of the Fine Arts. Catalogue of the First Exhibition of Statuary, Paintings, &c., opened May 9th, in Burch's Building, cor. Wabash Avenue and Lake St. 1859. Hours of exhibition: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., evening, 7:30 to 9:30. Admission, twenty-five cents. Season Tickets, fifty cents. Chicago: Press & Tribune Print, 51 Clark Street. 1859. Price of Catalogue, ten cents.