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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Designs for chariots and other weapons

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1485
Materials: 
Pen and ink with wash
Dimensions: 
20.0 x 27.8 cm
RCIN 
912653
Reference(s): 
RL 12653
P(L) 428
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 an archer aiming an arrow through the aperture in a shield, which is part of his bow; a design for a war-machine which, when pulled by two horses, will cause canon-balls to fly out horizontally; a man on horseback charging with a set lance and two other projecting lances fixed to the horse's saddle; the same war-machine as above, with the canon-balls replaced by spiked clubs.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours