Sydney librarian discovers rare drawing by Renaissance artist

Giorgione is one of the most enigmatic figures in Renaissance art, and yet a drawing of his has been discovered in a University of Sydney library book.
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Kim Wilson and Julie Sommerfeldt, Manager of Rare Books and Special Collections at the University of Sydney, with the 1497 book; Photo Sarah Lorien

Giorgione is thought of one of the most enigmatic figures in Renaissance art, and yet, a drawing by this artist has been discovered on the back page of a University of Sydney library book, where it has gone unidentified for over 500 years.

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