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A rare drawing by Leonardo da Vinci, valued at almost $16 million, has been discovered by a French auction house.

Paris-based auction house Tajan announced the discovery of “The Martyred Saint Sebastian” drawing Monday. This is the first work by da Vinci to be discovered in over 15 years, according to Tajan, which has valued the drawing at $15.8 million.

The sketch is one of 14 unframed drawings brought into the auction house in March by a retired doctor, the New York Times reports. The drawings had been collected by the man’s father.

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guercini 800 Guercino's Saint Sebastian - Image Courtesy Federico Castelluccio

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