leonardo’s study sketches

anatomical studies

Studies of the foetus in the womb (c. 1511), from the Codex Windsor

Anatomical studies of the shoulder (c. 1510-1511)

Studies of the Arm showing the Movements made by the Biceps (c. 1510)

Study of Cardiovascular Woman (c. 1509)

human proportions

Study on the proportions of head (1489-1490)

Study on the proportions of head and eyes (1489-1490)

Vitruvian Man (1490)

human faces

The Head of a Young Woman (c. 1483)

The head of a virgin in three quarter view (1508-1512)

Old man with ivy wreath and lion’s head (1503-1505)

Portrait of a man in red chalk (c. 1512)

A Grotesque Head (c. 1504-1507)

compositional studies

Virgin and Child with St Anne and John the Baptist (c. 1499-1500)

Preparatory drawing for The Virgin and Child with St Anne and John the Baptist (c. 1505-1508)

Head of Christ (c. 1494), study for the Last Supper

Head of Saint Anne (c. 1510-1515)

Leda and The Swan Drawing (c. 1505-1506), study for the kneeling Leda

Study of Two Warriors’ Heads for the Battle of Anghiari (1504-1505)

Study for the Last Supper (c. 1495)

inventions, geometry and architecture

Aerial screw, from the Paris Manuscripts (1488-1505)

Anatomical studies of the shoulder (c. 1510-1511)

Balestra Gigante, from the Codex Atlanticus (1478-1518)

Codex Leicester (1506-1510)

Design for a flying machine, from the Codex Atlanticus (1478–1519)

Study of a central church, from the Codex Ashburnham (c. 1492)

other studies

The drapery of the Madonna’s thigh (c. 1515-1517)

Drapery Study for a Seated Figure (c. 1470)

Drapery for a kneeling figure (15th century)

Old man with water studies (c. 1513)

Studies of crabs (15th century)

Cats, Lions and a Dragon (c. 1517-1518)

Study of Arno Valley (1473)