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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

A study for an equestrian monument

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1485-90
Materials: 
Metalpoint on pale blue prepared paper
Dimensions: 
11.7 x 10.3 cm
RCIN 
912357
Reference(s): 
P(L) 105
RL 12357
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 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.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours