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And to be able to the names of Jacopo Saltarelli and Fioravanti di Domenico we upload one other of Leonardo’s boyfriends. that he's additionally, in the workshop conference, Leonardo’s ‘son’ is a aspect that Freud might have loved attending to grips with. hence a whiff of scandal hangs over Leonardo’s fledgling studio. Little greater than a yr after his brush with the officials of the evening, he's once more touched via fees of homosexuality. Lorenzo de’ Medici probably had observe of that first scandal, because it additionally touched a member of his mother’s kinfolk, and he's definitely considering the expulsion of Paolo di Leonardo. regardless of this inauspicious overtone, Leonardo got his first recorded fee as an self reliant painter on 10 January 1478. 2 It was once a fee from the Signoria for a wide altarpiece to hold within the chapel of the Palazzo Vecchio, the Capella di San Bernardo. He used to be no longer really the Signoria’s first selection for the task – the fee were grew to become down via Piero del Pollaiuolo the former month. it sort of feels a hugely prestigious provide, and it used to be sponsored up with a money boost of 25 florins, paid in mid-March, so it really is curious that Leonardo by no means brought the paintings. it's his first deserted undertaking, the 1st of the renegings that allows you to puppy his specialist occupation. the recent altarpiece was once to exchange an previous portray via Bernardo Daddi which confirmed the apparition of the Virgin to St Bernard, and the contract shows that Leonardo used to be to supply a portray at the similar subject matter. No hint of any cartoon or examine for a imaginative and prescient of St Bernard are available between his drawings, however it is simply attainable that an echo of this ghostly paintings is discernible in a portray through Filippino Lippi. in line with the Anonimo Gaddiano, Leonardo had really began paintings at the portray, and it used to be later entire from his preparatory drawings via Filippino. there's certainly an altarpiece by means of Filippino displaying the imaginative and prescient of St Bernard: an exceptional paintings, now within the Badia Fiorentina. It was once painted within the mid-1480s for the Pugliese relatives chapel at Marignolle, close to Florence; the donor, Piero del Pugliese, seems to be backside correct. Is the Anonimo correct? Is that cluster of Madonna and angels at the left – which may definitely be referred to as ‘Leonardesco’ – an exact rendition of a misplaced Leonardo comic strip of c. 1478? it truly is attainable, although one of many angels has a powerful affinity with Leonardo’s Annunciation, and doesn't accordingly desire a putative misplaced drawing to provide an explanation for its Leonardesque glance. three obliterated sentence on that web page of notes and drawings which mentions Fioravanti di Domenico reads: ‘[… ]mbre 1478 inchomincai le 2 vergini Marie’. The date will be September, November or December 1478. that are the ‘two Virgin Marys’ or Madonnas that Leonardo begun at the moment? And are they just like the 2 Madonnas that seem in his checklist of c. 1482, which itemizes quite a few works he had performed in Florence and was once taking with him to Milan? they're defined at the checklist as ‘a Madonna complete’ and ‘another nearly, that is in profile’.