Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Study of an Angel by Leonardo da Vinci

Study of an Angel for Virgin of the Rocks
Metal point heightened with white on paper, 1483

After hearing the recent news of a possible discovery of a Leonardo da Vinci drawing, I came across this beautiful study. This metal point drawing is a study for the painting Virgin of the Rocks. There are two versions of the painting, one is in the National Gallery, London, and the other at the Louvre in Paris. Below is a detail of the angel from the National Gallery.

Detail of an angel from Virgin of the Rocks

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