Oak and dyer's greenweed
The Royal Collection © 2012,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RL 12422

Oak and dyer's greenweed

c.1505-10

Leonardo da Vinci

Probably acquired by Charles II; Royal Collection by 1690

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Leonardo’s composition of Leda and the Swan had as its core theme the fecundity of nature, and to emphasise this Leonardo planned a setting teeming with plants and flowers. More