LEONARDO da Vinci
(b. 1452, Vinci, d. 1519, Cloux, near Amboise)
Head of an Old Man1487-90
Pen and light brown ink, watercolour on pal walnut paper, 112 x 75 mm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice
In this drawing Leonardo represented the unusual face of a figure in three-quarter view, illuminated by light coming from the right. On the same folio he had already traced a sketch for a flying machine.