Drawing of mountains

Drawing of mountains c1511

In this study, Leonardo faithfully records a range of mountain peaks, probably the Alps, during an expedition to the mountains dividing France and Italy, and “Monboso” or Monte Rosa, which is mentioned in the Leicester Codex. The mountains are partly covered with snow, and the light strikes them from the right.
  • Medium Red chalk, heightened with white, on brick-red prepared paper
  • Size 10.5 x 16 cm
  • Location The Royal Collection

< Back to list