(b. 1452, Vinci, d. 1519, Cloux, near Amboise)

Study of water

c. 1513
Pen and ink on paper, 154 x 216 mm
Royal Library, Windsor

Even when Leonardo was working on technical subjects, he never lost sight of his interests as a painter: the water studies, and the note in which he comments on similarities between the fall of the hair and the movements of the water, appear to have been expressed visually in the hair of the St John the Baptist in the Louvre.