LEONARDO da Vinci
(b. 1452, Vinci, d. 1519, Cloux, near Amboise)
Cavern with ducks1482-85
Pen and ink on paper, 220 x 158 mm
Royal Library, Windsor
This drawing of rocks and water birds is considered to be a study connected with the Madonna of the Rocks. It also, however, has motifs similar to the remaining fragments of the wall decorations in the Sala delle Asse in the Castello Sforzesco in Milan.