Casa Natale di Leonardo

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  • Casa Natale di Leonardo
  • Birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci
  • View: Stone wall of farmhouse

Dublin Core

Title

Casa Natale di Leonardo
Birthplace of Leonardo da Vinci
View: Stone wall of farmhouse

Subject

architecture; Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519

Description

Casa di Leonardo is a farmhouse about 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from the town of Vinci, between Anchiano and Faltognano. Tradition holds that Leonardo da Vinci was born here April 15, 1452. Leonardo’s father, Ser Piero da Vinci (died 1504), came from a family of property owners and notaries in the Tuscan hill-town of Vinci. Leonardo was the illegitimate first child of Ser Piero and Caterina, who later married a local man. His father subsequently married four times. Tax returns and other references indicate that Leonardo was brought up in his paternal grandfather’s house, as a member of an extended family, and enjoyed a particularly close relationship with his uncle Francesco da Vinci. His father pursued a successful career as a notary and from 1469 appears to have been more or less permanently based in Florence with a flourishing legal practice, including work for the Florentine government.

Creator

unknown (Italian)

Source

Description: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/

Date

ca. 1427 (creation)

Contributor

Lawrence, Mary Ellen

Rights

ISWC

Format

stone

Type

house

Identifier

leon028x.jpg

Coverage

Vinci, Tuscany, Italy; Via di Anchiano
Medieval

Files

Citation

unknown (Italian), “Casa Natale di Leonardo,” Institute Images Online, accessed October 19, 2017, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2870.

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