LEONARDO da Vinci
(b. 1452, Vinci, d. 1519, Cloux, near Amboise)
Battle of Anghiari (Tavola Doria)1503-05
Oil on panel, 85 x 115 cm
Formerly private collection, Munich (lost)
The panel is named after the collector Doria, who owned it until 1651. It shows the main scene of the design for the wall painting of the Battle of Anghiari for the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. The familiar sources from the 16th century speak of a panel showing a group of horses; it could be this very painting. The reproduction shows a copy by an unknown master.