Search results

Start typing

This exhibition is in the past. View our current exhibitions.

Recto: A design for an equestrian monument. Verso: Studies of flowing water, a cross-bow, geometry, etc.


RCIN 912358

Leonardo depicts Francesco Sforza wielding a baton, his arms in several alternative positions, and a fallen foe supporting the forelegs of the rearing horse – a necessary prop to stabilise the massive sculpture. This would still have been a hugely ambitious pose, and around 1490 Leonardo changed the design to a more sedate walking pose.

    The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.