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Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)

Recto: A study for the Trivulzio monument. Verso: A study for an equestrian monument Recto: c.1510-12 and c.1517-18. Verso: c.1517-18

RCIN 912356

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As with his earlier Sforza monument, Leonardo’s designs for the Trivulzio monument evolved from a horse rearing over a fallen foe to a more stately walking pose. A detailed costing survives for the final design – which must have been very close to the present drawing – but there is no evidence that Leonardo carried out any physical work on the monument.