Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)
A plan of Imola 1502
Pen and ink, with coloured washes, and stylus lines, over black chalk | 44.0 x 60.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 912284
A drawing of a plan of Imola, showing it enclosed by a ring. Four lines cross the plan, forming on the circle eight points of the compass, at which the names of the winds are written in Leonardo's hand, clockwise from one o'clock.
ProvenanceBequeathed 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
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