Military machines and a study for a spearhead

Creator:
Leonardo da Vinci, 1452-1519
Published/Created:
ca. 1485
Physical Description:
17.3 x 24.6 cm
Date Depicted:
2011
500 AD - 1499 AD
Materials:
pen and brown ink, over stylus (some drawn with a ruler or a compass)
Notes:
Inscribed by the artist, writing right to left: ‘quando questo chamina tra sua si vuol levare le roche alle falci accio/ che no ne offendessi alcuna volta e suá (when this travels through your men, you will wish to raise the shafts of the scythes, so that you will not injure anyone on your side); under bottom-right machine: ‘questo e buono per ronpre le schiere/ ma vuol seghuito’ (this is good for breaking the ranks, but you will want to follow it up); and above the bottom-left machine: ‘modo chome sta dentro il charro choperto’; and below it: ‘8 huomini trarrano e que medesimj/ volteranno il charro e seghuiteranno il nemi[co]’ (the way the car is arranged within – eight men operate it, and the same men turn the car and pursue the enemy)
Topics:
Drawing -- Italy -- 15th century -- (YVRC)
Period/Style:
Renaissance
Culture:
Italian
Accession Number:
4159-070
Genre:
drawings (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Paintings & Drawings
Rights:
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Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Source Creator:
Chapman, Hugo
Faietti, Marzia
Source Title:
Fra Angelico to Leonardo : Italian Renaissance drawings
Source Created:
Burlington, VT
Lund Humphries
2010
Call Number:
NC255 .C44 2010 (LC)
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Original Repository:
London, England: British Museum
OID:
10103554
PID:
digcoll:1851059