The Da Vinci Drawings.

 The Leonardo Da Vinci Drawings give us a valuable insight into the depth of knowledge experienced by the great artist.

 From his anatomical studies (his curiosity led him to dissect and examine over thirty corpses) to his portraits and sketches of war machines, his drawings form part of the research which was the foundation of his art.

Warrior 1478. (s)The British Museum.

Landscape with Swans.c1480. (s)Windsor Collection.

Head of a Lady.
Windsor Royal Collection. (s)16.5 x 12.4cm.

Youth in a beret.
Pen on paper. (s)18 x 15.5cm. Paris, Cabinet des Dessins

Caricature of heads. (s)
Pen and ink on paper. 12.3 x 18cm Accademia Venice.

Study of Horses. (s)

 Silverpoint on blue paper.
Windsor Royal Collection 1491-1491.

Head of an old man. (s) Red Chalk.

A superbly modelled observation of the human face. Made as a study of ageing.

The Human Head and study of Horses. (s)
Venice Academia 1503.
Pen and ink on paper 12.3 x 18cm.

Study of Male Head and Architecture. (s) Sanguine and pen on paper.
Windsor Royal Collection. 25.2 x 17.2cm.

Believed to be a study for the head of St James in the Last Supper.

Head of a Woman. (s) Pencil with white lead on red paper.
24.4 x 18.7cm. Windsor Royal Collection

For the head of St Anne in the Florentine Virgin and Child cartoon.

Landscape, pen on paper 19.5 x 28.5cm (s) Uffizi Florence.

This is believed to be one of Leonardo's earliest works, it is inscribed in the upper left section.

"The day of the Holy Virgin of the snows 5th August 1473".

Profiles of Men and Ornaments.
(s) Pen on Paper 21.1 x 26.7cm.Uffizi Florence.

The drawing is inscribed;
1478" I began the 2 Virgin Marys"

Larynx and Leg. 1510 (s)
Pen, brown ink and wash over black chalk on paper.26 x 19.6cm
Royal Library Windsor Castle.

Just one more example of Leonardo's anatomical studies giving further insight into the depth of his knowledge.

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