Drapery for a Seated Figure

All Titles

  • Drapery for a Seated Figure
  • View: Detail, center of drawing

Dublin Core

Title

Drapery for a Seated Figure
View: Detail, center of drawing

Subject

apparel; study; preparatory drawing

Description

The drapery by Leonardo da Vinci is the most famous of all the sketches on "tela di lino" (linen canvas). There are sixteen in total. It is often considered to be connected to his preparations for the figure of the Virgin in the Uffizi Annunciation (Florence). It has also been linked with the Retable of San Giusto by Domenico Ghirlandaio (Uffizi, Florence); some authors even believe that this drapery is by Ghirlandaio and not Leonardo.

Creator

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian artist, 1452-1519)

Source

Description: Louvre Museum [website]; http://www.louvre.fr/

Date

1470 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

William Fredlund

Format

Brush and grey tempera, with white highlights on linen prepared with grey
26.6 cm (height) x 23.3 cm (width)

Type

drawing (visual work); watercolor (painting)

Identifier

leon002.jpg

Coverage

Musée du Louvre (Paris, Île-de-France, France) INV 2255; 1st arrondissement
Renaissance

Files

Citation

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian artist, 1452-1519), “Drapery for a Seated Figure,” Institute Images Online, accessed October 19, 2017, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2845.

Geolocation

This item has no location info associated with it.