MELZI, Francesco
(b. 1493, Milano, d. 1570, Milano)

Seven caricatures

Pen and sepia ink on white paper, 180 x 120 mm
Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice

These heads are mostly copies after Leonardo da Vinci's original drawings. Carefully finished with great attention to detail, they are not mechanical copies, but deliberate reworkings of the originals by the copyist.