LEONARDO da Vinci
(b. 1452, Vinci, d. 1519, Cloux, near Amboise)
Design for the Adoration of the Magi1478-81
Pen and ink over silverpoint on paper, 285 x 215 mm
Musée du Louvre, Paris
This compositional plan is clearly related to the panel of the Adoration of the Magi, though the composition underwent several alterations before Leonardo decided on the final appearance of the picture.