A masquerader on horseback
The Royal Collection © 2012,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RL 12574

A masquerader on horseback

c.1517-18

Leonardo da Vinci

Probably acquired by Charles II; Royal Collection by 1690

Magnify image

Dances, tournaments, masques and plays were staples of court life throughout Europe during the Renaissance. Major artists were often engaged to design settings and costumes for these, and Leonardo produced stage-sets and costumes, from simple masks to full-length robes, on several occasions during his career. More