The Leonardo Da Vinci Drawings give us a valuable insight into the depth of knowledge experienced by the great artist. We are fortunate that a vast body of Leonardo’s drawings
have survived these are scattered in various collections across the world.
Leonardo dictated his last will and testament on his deathbed on 23 April 1519,
he bequeathed all his manuscripts to his pupil Francesco Melzi.
abundance of drawings on subjects as varied as Anatomy, Weapons of war, Maps, and
Botany all in addition to his many studies for paintings provide an insight
into Leonardo’s genius. Shown here is a snippet of Leonardo’s drawings more
examples of his weapons of war and his anatomical studies can be found in separate
articles on this site. 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.