Architectural studies
by LEONARDO da Vinci

In architecture no work that is indisputably by Leonardo survives, but his expertise and ideas, recorded in his drawings, were important in this field, too.

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Studies of central plan buildings
c. 1498
Pen and ink on paper, 23 x 16 cm
Institut de France, Paris

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Study of a central church
c. 1488
Pen, ink and black chalk on paper, 24 x 19 cm
Bibliothèque de l'Institut de France, Paris

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Sketches of centrally planned buildings
c. 1498
Pen and ink on paper
Institut de France, Paris

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170 Kb

Studies of the Villa Melzi and anatomical study
Pen and ink on paper
Royal Library, Windsor

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116 Kb

Summary of works by Leonardo
early work | in the 1480s | in the 1490s | late work | copies
Studies to paintings
Battle of Anghiari | studies (1) | studies (2) | heads | various
Other studies
anatomy | nature | engineering | maps | architecture | sculpture