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Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)

Designs for a 'Heron's Fountain' c.1511-13

Pen and ink over red chalk, on blue paper | 15.0 x 6.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 912690

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Two drawings of a 'Heron's Fountain', designed as an Ionic column on a base. On the capital stands a naked man bent forward under the weight of a huge basket. Water is squirted from a pipe in his hands into the basket.