Study of a woman's hands

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Title

Study of a woman's hands

Alternative Title

View: Overall view

Subject

portrait; preparatory drawing

Description

This beautiful drawing comprises two separate studies of crossed hands, each concentrating on one hand only. It may have been a study for Leonardo’s small portrait of a Lady with an Ermine in Krakow, Poland. The sitter’s attitude in the painting is highly original; although the hands in the drawing do not correspond in pose with those in the painting, they are identical in type, long, slender and elegant, and it is possible that the drawing was a first study for the portrait. (Royal Collection, United Kingdom [website]; http://www.royalcollection.org.uk)

Creator

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian artist, 1452-1519)

Source

Description: Royal Collection, United Kingdom [website]; http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/ (accessed 8/22/2011)

Date Created

ca. 1490 (creation)

Contributor

William Fredlund

Extent

21.5 cm (height) x 15.0 cm (width)

Medium

metalpoint with white heightening over charcoal on pale buff prepared paper

Type

visual works; drawings (visual works)

Identifier

leon038x.jpg

Spatial Coverage

Windsor Castle (Windsor, England, United Kingdom) RL 12558; Royal Library. Bequeathed to Francesco Melzi; probably acquired by Charles II; in the Royal Collection by 1690.

Temporal Coverage

Renaissance

Files

Citation

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian artist, 1452-1519), “Study of a woman's hands,” Institute Images Online, accessed December 16, 2017, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/3051.

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