Detail of the Thomas

head of the James MajorReconstruction of Thomas

The head of Thomas - Leonardo da vinci
Reconstruction of Thomas

 

 

Thomas's thick mass of curls, full of airy brushstrokes, stand out against the light blue of the sky in the background.
His hair and beard is mostly lost. The facial features and flesh tones had been generally repainted.

His left hand had been transformed into a loaf of bread on a plate. The recent restoration brought to light two fingers holding a knife.

 

Sketch for the Thomas's left handSketch for the Thomas's left hand

Windsor Castle, Royal Collection(no. 12545)

This study is estimated copy of Leonardo.
Nevertheless, the sketch shows the high quality skill and soft touch.

 

 

Reconstruction process

Leonardo's original - in Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan Only a few curly locks on the top of the head stood out against the sky in the background.

Past restoration had also altered the eye.
The lips had no definition and were coverd by a brown stain.

Leonardo's original - in Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan

 

Reconstruction of Thomas's head by CGTraditionally, he is said to have traveled outside the Roman Empire to preach the Gospel, traveling as far as India.
Accordingly, In the Last Supper, It is possible that Thomas has a Indian facial feature.


Reconstruction of Thomas's head by CG

 

Reconstruction of the Thomas's hands. Reconstruction of the Thomas's hands have to rely on principal copies and sketch.

The index finger pointing up in Leonardo's trade mark gestures.
Reconstruction of the Thomas's hands.

 

Thomas's hand originalSketch for the Thomas's left handreconstruction of the Thomas's hand

Sketch for the Thomas's left hand shows the different degree in the Last Supper.

 

 

Index finger

Hand of the John the BaptistHand of the Thomas

Hand of the John the Baptist
Hand of the Thomas - reconstruction image

 

Leonardo repeat depicted the index finger, Baptist, Virgin of the Rocks, and the Last Supper.

The mysterious gesture of the upward pointing finger is not just of religious but probably also of esoteric significance.

 

 

Principal Copies of Thomas

Thomas VaticanThomas Giampietrino

Vatican tapestory - Thomas
Giampietorino - Thomas

 


The facial feature of Thomas, in many cases of copies, It is ugly and is strange.

Follower of Leonardo da Vinci had reduced the Thomas's delicate facial feature to a caricature.
Nevertheless those copies have the information of the dark skin and thick lips.

 

reconstruction of the feet

foot of ThomasReconstruction image foot of Thomas


Original - in Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan
Reconstruction image of the Thomas's foot

 

Thomas's left foot has been completely lost.
Even the outline of foot is not visible.

 

http://leonardoresearch.com/  August 24 2014