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Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)

Studies of flowing water, with notes c.1510-13

RCIN 912662

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The movement of water obsessed Leonardo throughout his life, and he made extensive notes and drawings recording his observations. The drawings on this sheet show the formation of bubbles (at the top) and the regular, curling patterns made by fast-flowing water as it hits an obstacle.