Designs for chariots and weapons
The Royal Collection © 2012,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RL 12653

Designs for chariots and weapons

c.1485

Leonardo da Vinci

Probably acquired by Charles II; Royal Collection by 1690

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Leonardo arrived in Milan from Florence in the early 1480s, aged about thirty. The city was one of Europe’s principal centres of arms manufacture, and Leonardo made many drawings of weapons and other military devices during that decade. More