Biographies & Memoirs

Illustrations

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1. Leonardo at twenty-nine. Probable self-portrait from the Adoration of the Magi.

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2. Landscape near Vinci, in Leonardo’s earliest dated drawing.

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3. Study of a lily.

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4. The dog from Andrea del Verrocchio’s Tobias and the Angel, probably contributed by Leonardo.

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5. The Annunciation.

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6. Portrait of Ginevra de’ Benci.

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7. Verrocchio’s Baptism of Christ, with kneeling angel and landscape by Leonardo.

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8. Terracotta angel at San Gennaro, attributed to Leonardo.

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9. The Benois Madonna.

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10. The Adoration of the Magi, left unfinished in 1482.

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11. The Louvre Virgin of the Rocks.

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12. The Lady with an Ermine, a portrait of Cecilia Gallerani.

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13. The Musician.

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14. Portrait called La Belle Ferronnière, probably of Lucrezia Crivelli.

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15. Leonardo in late middle age. Portrait attributed to Francesco Melzi, c. 1510–12.

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16. Metalpoint studies of a horse, early 1490s.

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17. Leonardo, Bird’s eye map of Val di Chiana, c. 1502–4.

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18. Five grotesque heads (possibly a man tricked by gypsies).

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19. The smile. Detail from a sheet of studies of lips and mouths.

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20. The hands. Detail from a sixteenth-century copy of Leonardo’s portrait drawing of Isabella d’Este.

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21. The ghost. Image on the verso of Leonardo’s portrait of Isabella d’Este.

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22. The bridge. Detail from the Madonna of the Yarnwinder by Leonardo and assistants.

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23. Mona Lisa.

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24. Cartoon for a Virgin and Child with St Anne and the Infant St John (‘Burlington House cartoon’).

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25. Reversed image of a portrait sketch of Leonardo, c. 1510.

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(Right) 26. Detail from Giampietrino’s altarpiece at Ospedaletto Lodigiano.

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27. One of the late ‘Deluge’ drawings.

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(Above) 28. St John the Baptist, possibly Leonardo’s last painting.

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(Right) 29. Leda and the Swan. Version of a lost work of Leonardo’s by a pupil or follower (Cesare da Sesto?).

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30. The mystery of creation. Detail from a sheet of studies of the foetus in the womb.

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