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Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)

Recto: Sketches for the Last Supper, and other studies. Verso: Calculations with architectural, engineering, and geometric sketches c.1492-4

RCIN 912542

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At upper left are perhaps ten figures seated at the table, with Judas on the near side. To the right, Judas rises from his seat to take the bread from Christ while St John sleeps on the table, and another Disciple reacts in astonishment. The geometrical studies show how to construct an octagon within a circle.