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Leonardo Da Vinci (1452-1519)

Leonardo da Vinci


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  As a result of a childhood trauma (possibly a bone fracture), the forefinger of Leonardo da Vinci’s left hand could not bend completely together with his other fingers. Because of this in his self-portraits, as well as in the painting depicting Jesus, Leonardo da Vinci's forefinger stands out compared to his other fingers which shows individuality.

  Leonardo da Vinci’s teacher, Andrea del Verrocchio, in the work "Tobias and the Angel", where Tobias is Leonardo da Vinci, represented a fish hanging on Tobias’s forefinger (finger-hook).  

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Marble bust of Leonardo da Vinci
Sculptor Leonardo da Vinci
"Tobias and the Angel" Andrea del Verrocchio 
Tobias - Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci 
Artist Francesco Melzi
"Portrait of Leonardo da Vinci"
Artist Sandro Botticell

    For Jesus Christ's image, Leonardo and his pupils used Leonardo da Vinci's appearance for about 10 years with age distinction. At the same time differences in a manner and quality of painting created an illusion of a variety of Jesus’s looks. 


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"Ecce Homo”
Artist Sandro Botticelli
“Salvator Mundi”
Unknown artist
Paintings of Leonardo da Vinci's mother
Mother's portrait №1 "Magdalena" Artist Leonardo da Vinci Portrait of Leonardo da Vinci's Mother №2 "Kolombina" Artist Francesco Melzi Portrait of Leonardo da Vinci 's Mother №3 "Madonna Litta" Artist Leonardo da Vinci Portrait the image of the mother  "Mona Lisa" Artist Leonardo da Vinci


  1. Research 1
  2. Research 2
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  PETER PAUL RUBENS (1577-1640)   

Peter Paul Rubens - Portrait of mother

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Peter Paul Rubens
"Portrait of mother"
Peter Paul Rubens 
"Self portrait"
Peter Paul Rubens
"Self portrait"


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Hand position indicates dependency in family relationships. In this case, the hand indicates Rubens' loneliness in the last years of his life.

Peter Paul Rubens 

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Данные работы символизируют изменение внешности с учётом возраста (молодость-старость)

The following literature was used:

• Composite drawing and portrait examination. Study guide, Saratov 2004;

• A.M. Zinin, L.Z. Kirsanova "Criminalistic photoportrait examination"., M., 1991;

• V. S. Stepin, A.V. Savushkin, A.B. Zotov "Criminalistic identification of a person in portraits taken from different angles"., M., 1992;

• V.A. Snetkov "Criminal description of a person’s appearance"., M., 1984;

• P. G. Orlov "Identification by photographs"., M., 1974;


Senior forensic expert captain Mikhalchenko Irina Igorevna, St. Petersburg;

Head of the Forensics Department colonel Sokolov Alexey Vyacheslavovich, Tyumen.

Art critic, head of scientific department of collections of fine arts of State Autonomous Institution of Culture of Moscow "A museum complex in honour of I.Ya. Solovtsov" Sergeychuk Tatyana Aleksandrovna, Tyumen

Organiser of the research:

Senatorov Vyacheslav Gennadevich, St. Petersburg. 


 Research 1. Comparison of Leonardo Da Vinci’s self-portraits
И01 Comparison of "Self-portrait № 1" (on the left) and "Self-portrait № 2" (on the right). Young people of about the same age (15 - 20 years old, Caucasian type) are represented in both works of Leonardo da Vinci: "Self-portrait № 1" and "Self-portrait № 2". In spite of the fact that the positions of their heads (an inclination and turn) are different, the visually presented people possess typical similarity and there are enough signs of appearance which are subject to more
  Research 2. Comparison of Leonardo da Vinci’s works "Self-portrait № 2" and "Ecce Homo"
И21 Leonardo da Vinci's "Self-portrait № 2" (on the left) and Leonardo da Vinci’s “Ecce Homo” (on the right) are presented for research. In the first painting a young man, about 15-20 years old, is depicted. In the second one – a middle aged man, about 30-35 years old, is represented against the dark background. In these images, the turn of the head is identical, with a different tilted angle of the head forward, and a different direction of more
  Research 3. Comparison of "Leonardo da Vinci" bust and icon № 1 with Jesus Christ's image
И3 The image of a bust is specific and notable for its incompleteness and less accurate portrayal of appearance than the face in the icon. Nevertheless, the faces are in the same plane with an identical turn of the head and a small difference in head tilt (on the bust the head is tilted back for 3-5º). A comparison of the appearances in the presented works can be made by visually contrasting those signs which are suitable for more
  Research 4. Comparison of "Self-portrait № 3" and icon № 2 with Jesus Christ's image
И4 People of about the same age (middle age, 35-45 years), are depicted with different tilt and turn of their heads in these paintings. For visual comparison of the presented people, the image on the right was rotated to the left (21º), both images were brought to approximately the same size (it isn't possible to accurately measure a 19 mm distance between their pupils because of different gaze directions), and discoloured. The expression on the face of the icon is not a typical portrait, but a grotesque portrayal of a more
  Research 5. Comparison of Leonardo da Vinci's work "Self-portrait № 3" and a bust "Leonardo da Vinci"
И5 The peculiarity of this comparison is in the fact that a subjective portrayal of the person in the painting is compared to the image on the bust, whose material cannot display a rather large number of signs of appearance, or represents them with less accuracy, than the painting. However, considering the detailed elaboration of the marble bust and a small difference in the angle of the presented objects in this case it is possible to apply the method of visual comparison, the method of comparison of relative sizes, as well as combining by the medial more
  Research 6. Comparison of Francesco Melzi's portrait "Leonardo da Vinci" and a profile bust "Leonardo da Vinci" created by Leonardo da Vinci
И6 In this research elements of a person's appearance displayed in the profile of the face were studied. In the images provided below the forehead, the nose, the nasal bridge and lips act as the main elements of appearance. These features can be compared from this angle using the methods of visual comparison. The images were brought to the identical size of the faces and more
  Research 7.  Research of a hand-written text in a painting
И7 On the photograph of the painting there is an area with a partially readable hand-written text in Latin letters. The comparative analysis was carried out on the mirror reflection of this hand-written text in the photograph of the area of the more
  Research 8. Comparison of Leonardo da Vinci's painting "Magdalena" and Francesco Melzi's painting "Colombina"
И8 Young women about 15-20 years old with a smiling expression on their faces and different tilt and turn of their heads are depicted in Leonardo da Vinci's painting "Mother's portrait" № 1 and Francesco Melzi's painting "Portrait of Leonardo da Vinci's mother” № more
  Research 9. Comparison of Leonardo da Vinci's works "Mother's portrait" and "Mona Lisa"

Women with the same position of the body (left semi-profile), a smiling facial expression and with visually noticeable age difference are represented in the paintings. A comparative research of appearance of the people represented in the given images with account for the angle and the features of the images, was carried out using the method of visual comparisonas well as combining by the medial more


  Research 10. Research of "Self-portrait № 1" and Leonardo da Vinci's portrait created by an unknown artist

 "Self-portrait № 1" and Leonardo da Vinci's portrait created by an unknown artist are presented for the research. The people are depicted with small deviations in position of the head, in "Self-portrait № 1" the head is tilted backwards. There is an age difference of approximately 10 years or more between the people in the paintings, which is indicated by the presence of glabellar lines, more prominent wrinkles and folds in the second image and also the presence of a more


  Research 11. The funeral portrait of Leonardo da Vinci by Leonardo da Vinci
И11 A mystical image of Leonardo da Vinci is depicted in the funeral portrait which is designed for the protection of his more