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Drawing
  • Drawing
    da Vinci, Leonardo, born 1452 - died 1519
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Drawing

  • Place of origin:

    Italy (probably, drawn)

  • Date:

    late 16th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    da Vinci, Leonardo, born 1452 - died 1519 (artist)
    Figino, Ambrogio Giovanni, born 1548 - died 1608 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Sketches in pen and ink and red chalk

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.152

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 14

Physical description

Leaf of a sketch book, sketches on recto and verso; Recto = Studies of four human heads and the skull of an animal, possibly a goat. The head of a young woman, in profile, is next to that of an old one; the face of an old man above, and a grotesque face turned to the left. Verso = a soldier on horseback, a man's head and shoulders in profile, and other slight sketches; Pen and ink and red chalk.

Place of Origin

Italy (probably, drawn)

Date

late 16th century (made)

Artist/maker

da Vinci, Leonardo, born 1452 - died 1519 (artist)
Figino, Ambrogio Giovanni, born 1548 - died 1608 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Sketches in pen and ink and red chalk

Dimensions

Height: 6.9 in, Width: 4.3 in

Descriptive line

Leaf of a sketch book, sketches on recto and verso; Recto = Studies of four human heads and the skull of an animal, possibly a goat. Verso = a soldier on horseback, a man's head and shoulders in profile, and other slight sketches; Pen and ink and red chalk; Formerly attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, now thought to possibly be by Giovanni Ambrogio Figino; Italian; Late 16th century.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum, 1874.

Materials

Pen; Red chalk

Techniques

Drawing; Sketching

Subjects depicted

Skull; Men; Women

Categories

Drawings

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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