Studies of the Heads of Shouting Warriors for the Battle of Anghiari

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Title

Studies of the Heads of Shouting Warriors for the Battle of Anghiari
View: Overall view

Subject

military; war; portrait; preparatory drawing; sketch

Description

The main figure --a screaming soldier seen in three-quarter view, facing right, is usually thought to represent Niccolò Piccinino, the condottiere in command of the Milanese troops of the Duke Filippo Maria Visconti, who were defeated by the Florentines in the battle of Anghiari. The profile is a study for one of the soldiers to his right. The lack of definition of the upper part of both heads probably relates to the fact that in the final design the figures would have been portrayed with headgear.

Creator

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian artist, 1452-1519)

Source

Description: Universal Leonardo [website from University of the Arts, London]; http://www.universalleonardo.org/

Date

ca. 1503-1504 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

William Fredlund

Format

black chalk on paper
19.2 cm (height) x 18.8 cm (width)

Type

drawing (visual work)

Identifier

leon121.jpg

Coverage

Museum of Fine Arts (Szépmüvészeti Múzeum) (Budapest, Budapest (county), Hungary); Heroes' Square, facing the Palace of Art; Esterhazy collection
Renaissance

Files

Citation

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian artist, 1452-1519), “Studies of the Heads of Shouting Warriors for the Battle of Anghiari,” Institute Images Online, accessed September 20, 2018, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2961.

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