LEONARDO da Vinci
(b. 1452, Vinci, d. 1519, Cloux, near Amboise)
Study of battles on horseback1503-04
Pen and ink on paper
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence
This sketch may be for the vast muralLeonardo painted in the Florentine Grand Council Chamber, but it also resembles a figure in the background of the Adoration of the Magi - it was not unusual for artists to recycle ideas.