Black chalk on brown paper
15.2 x 20.5 cm
17.8 x 27.8 cm
"A drawing of the sudden collapse of the side of a steep craggy mountain, with rocks blowing out and clouds of smoke billowing dramatically"
A rocky outcrop
10.3 x 16.3 cm
"A drawing of a hill of fantastic shape, formed by the upheaval of a piece of the earth's crust, which lies diagonally from left to right. In the foreground a path leads away into the distance."
14.5 x 16.3 cm
"A drawing of a precipice of stratified rock rising straight out of a body of water in which grow rushes. On the right is the suggestion of a waterfall."
Bones of a bird's wing
Pen and ink over black chalk
22.2 x 20.4 cm
Four studies of the bones of a bird's wing, with notes on its construction; a small drawing of a bird flying, with notes on its action; lines bearing proportionate relationships to each other, and fractions expressing those relationships
Pen and ink
20.5 x 20.4 cm
"A sheet of small diagrams belonging to the series of studies on water, with many notes on mechanics and geometry. Originally joined to RL 12661."
9.3 x 15.2 cm
"A drawing of a landscape with a foreground of rolling hills, slightly indicated, suggesting a ridge running to the high rocky peaks on the right. The range stretches away to the left with two other groups of peaks."
Black chalk, pen and ink, with compass holes and stylus lines
25.7 x 41.0 cm
"A map of the Arno and the Mugnone near Florence showing possible means of control"
Pen and ink
3.0 x 11.8 cm
"A strip of picture-writing, with the key wriiten below. "
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This website started as a way to post research for a book I was working on for the previous 11 years (various titles) but has since been abandoned, perhaps to be revisited in the future, but until then I am working on other project(s) which are upcoming and heavily influenced by my "da Vinci days" albeit focused more towards the future than the past - which I guess you could say is what I learned from Leo. "Think well to the end, consider the end first."