Leonardo Da Vinci Plate - Prancing Horse

Leonardo Da Vinci Plate - Prancing Horse

Earthenware plate based on a preparatory drawing made by the Italian artist Leonardo da Vinci for a project for an equestrian statue, the Sforza monument.

On this plate is represented a prancing horse with the artist's annotations in Italian in specular or "mirror writing".

Made in France in the Gien faience factory.



Museum :
Musée du Louvre
Material :
Artiste :
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Courant artistique :
Model dimensions :
12.8 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.