Deluge drawing [one of eleven]

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Title

Deluge drawing [one of eleven]
View: Overall view (slightly cropped on top)

Subject

landscape; scientific or medical; weather; storm; water currents

Description

A series of eleven drawings by Leonardo of a mighty deluge are among the most enigmatic and visionary works of the Renaissance. Modest in size and densely worked, each shows a landscape overwhelmed by a vast tempest. Here the storm breaks over a hill, ripping apart rocks and trees with great cascades of water. Leonardo was fond of writing accounts of deluges, and the drawings may simply have been made for his own satisfaction rather than as studies for any project.

Creator

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian artist, 1452-1519)

Source

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

Date

ca. 1517-1518 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

William Fredlund

Format

black chalk on paper
16.1 x 21 cm (width)

Type

drawing (visual work)

Identifier

leon097.jpg

Coverage

Windsor Castle (Windsor, England, United Kingdom) RL 12386; Royal Library. Bequeathed to Francesco Melzi; probably acquired by Charles II; in the Royal Collection by 1690.
Renaissance

Files

Citation

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian artist, 1452-1519), “Deluge drawing [one of eleven],” Institute Images Online, accessed August 20, 2018, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2939.

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