Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)
A study for an equestrian monument c.1485-90
Metalpoint on pale blue prepared paper | 11.7 x 10.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 912357
A study of a full-length figure on a rearing horse, in profile to the right. The rider's right arm, with a baton in the hand, is extended backwards. There is a stump of a tree beneath the raised fore-feet. The group is set upon a low oblong pedestal.
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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