Twelve Apostles when Jesus announced that one of them would betray him.
Leonardo da Vinci, Penguin Books 1939, 1993, p144.
(These figures have deteriorated in much the same way as has The Last Supper.) Leonardo began work on The Last Supper in 1495 and completed it in 1498he did not work on the painting continuously.
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The theme was a traditional one for refectories, although the room was not a refectory at the time that Leonardo painted.
Major restoration edit The painting's appearance by the late 1970s had become badly deteriorated.
Metropolitan Museum of Art.John the Baptist (painted.Some areas were deemed unrestorable.Due to the methods used, a variety of environmental factors, and intentional damage, very little of the original painting remains today despite numerous restoration attempts, the last being completed in 1999.In 1950, Brera director Fernanda Wittgens it was involved in a restoration."The Last Supper or a dog's dinner?".The painting was commissioned by Sforza to be the centerpiece of the mausoleum.From 1978 to 1999, Pinin Brambilla Barcilon nuovo taglio capelli amoroso guided a major restoration project which undertook to stabilize the painting, and reverse the damage caused by dirt and pollution."Leonardo's Itinerary: Early maturity in Milan (1482-1499.To 1954, another clean-and-stabilise restoration was undertaken by Mauro Pelliccioli.