119 recto – by Leonardo da Vinci

$5,000

Limited Edition Lithograph from The Queen’s Collection at Windsor Castle

23 x 27 in. (framed)

Description

Drawings of machinery and geometric diagrams; studies of horses; studies of nude men, standing and in motion; heads in profile; a larger drawing of an angel.  The first drawing on this sheet must have been the figure of the Angel of the Annunciation. This was drawn by a right-handed artist and therefore cannot be by Leonardo, who was left-handed. Leonardo made corrections in pen to the pointing arm, and then added numerous little sketches, most of which are studies for the mural of the Battle of Anghiari, begun in Florence in 1503.

Provenance

Bequeathed to Francesco Melzi; from whose heirs purchased by Pompeo Leoni, c.1582-90; Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Arundel, by 1630; Probably acquired by Charles II; Royal Collection by 1690.

Additional information

Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 28 x 32 x 5 in