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Recto: A copse of trees. Verso: A tree


RCIN 912431

Recto: A copse of trees. Verso: A tree©

A section of Leonardo’s proposed Treatise on Painting was to deal with the fall of light on leaves.  On the reverse of this sheet, this delicate study of a tree  - perhaps a young elm – is accompanied by a note that discusses the different appearance of leaves in sunlight and in shadow.

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