Sketches for the Trivulzio equestrian monument

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Title

Sketches for the Trivulzio equestrian monument
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Subject

animal; death or burial; funerary art; military; war; rulers and leaders

Description

The mercenary commander Gian Giacomo Trivulzio (ca. 1440-1518) led the French forces in the invasion of Milan in 1499. Some ten years before his death, he seems to have commissioned Leonardo to design an equestrian monument that would serve as his tomb. Leonardo made a number of variant sketches and prepared a detailed costing for a life-size bronze horse and rider on a marble base containing a sarcophagus. There is no evidence that Leonardo began any physical work on the project.

Creator

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian artist, 1452-1519)

Source

Description: Royal Collection, United Kingdom [website]; http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/

Date

ca. 1508-1510 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

William Fredlund

Format

ink on paper
28 x 19.8 cm (width)

Type

drawing (visual work)

Identifier

leon094.jpg

Coverage

Windsor Castle (Windsor, England, United Kingdom) RL 12355; Royal Library. Bequeathed to Francesco Melzi; probably acquired by Charles II; in the Royal Collection by 1690.
Renaissance

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Citation

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian artist, 1452-1519), “Sketches for the Trivulzio equestrian monument,” Institute Images Online, accessed August 20, 2018, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2936.

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