LEONARDO da Vinci
(b. 1452, Vinci, d. 1519, Cloux, near Amboise)
Black chalk on paper, 278 x 184 mm
Royal Library, Windsor
This sensitive chalk drawing probably dates to the later years Leonardo spent in France. Giovanni Paolo Lomazzo of Milan wrote towards the end of the 16th century that Leonardo had also created anamorphotic depictions of horses for François I. No trace of them has survived.