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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

A plan of Imola

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
1502
Materials: 
Pen and ink, with coloured washes, and stylus lines, over black chalk
Dimensions: 
44.0 x 60.2 cm
RCIN 
912284
Reference(s): 
P(L) 437
RL 12284
Acquirer: Charles II, King of Great Britain (1630-85)
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
Description:

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.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours