Candle Leonardo da Vinci - Leda's head

Candle Leonardo da Vinci - Leda's head

Candle published on the occasion of the exhibition "Leonardo da Vinci" at the musée du Louvre from 24 October 2019 to 24 February 2020

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)
Study of Leda's head, circa 1505-1508 - Black stone and ink on paper. Height 17.7; width 14.7 cm; Windsor Castle, The Royal Collection, Royal Library



Museum :
Musée du Louvre
Model dimensions :
9.5 cm x 8 cm
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Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)

Painter, sculptor, architect, scientist, musician and humanist of his time (XV-XVI centuries), initiator of the second Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci is the very figure of the universal genius. After the completion of The Virgin with the Rocks, for the chapel San Francesco Grande, and that of the Equestrian Statue of Francesco Sforza, he found glory throughout Italy. The Last Supper, the ceiling of the Sforza Palace, the Mona Lisa and the Battle of Anghiari are a few of his great artworks. Leonardo also carried out a large amount of studies on zoology, botany, anatomy, geology. In 1516, he joined the court of Francis I, where he participated in urban planning projects. He is taken by an illness on May 2, 1519.