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Title:

A rider on a rearing horse

Maker:

Leonardo da Vinci; Italian artist, architect, designer, theorist, engineer and scientist, 1452-1519

Category:

drawing

Name:

drawing

Date:

not before 1481

School/Style:

Italian

Technique:

drawing

Material(s):

metalpoint; medium
brown ink; medium
paper; support; the sheet cut from a larger one; the upper corners cut diagonally

Technique
Description:

metalpoint reinforced with pen and brown ink on a pinkish prepared paper

Dimension(s):

height, 141, mm
width, 119, mm

Acquisition:

bought; 1999; Colville, Norman R., Colonel, the trustees of

Provenance:

Sir Peter Lely (Lugt 2092); the Earls of Pembroke; Pembroke Sale, Sotheby's, 10 July 1917, lot 467; Henry Oppenheimer, his sale, Christie's, 10-14 July 1936, lot 106; bought by P. & D. Colnaghi & Co. for Captain Norman Colville, M.C.

Acquisition Credit:

Acquired from the Trustees of Colonel Norman R. Colville, deceased, by Private Treaty Sale from the Gow, Cunliffe, Leverton Harris, Perrins and Reitlinger funds, with a contribution from The Art Fund, The National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund and a grant from the Pilgrim Trust, with contributions from Mrs Monica Beck, David Scrase and an anonymous donor, 1999

Inscription:

collector's mark; mark of Sir Peter Lely (Lugt 2092)

Alternative
Number:

Lugt; 2092

Exhibition(s):

Documentation:

1920. [Vasari Society, 2nd Series].Oxford:
no. 2

Popp, A. E.. 1928. Zeichnungen Leonardos.
pl. 14

Strong, S. Arthur. 1900/02. Drawings by the Old Masters at Wilton House.London?:
no. 1

, Commisione Vinciana1926-1952. Disegni di Leonardo da Vinci.Rome:
no. 66B

Berenson, Bernard. 1938. Drawings of the Florentine Painters.Chicago: University of Chicago Pressp. 115
no. 1044A

Popham, Arthur Ewart. 1946. The Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci.London?: p. 72
no. 64, pl. 64

Woudhuysen, P.. 1982. Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum.Cambridge (Cambs.): Pevensey Pressp. 22

2002. Chefs-d' oevre du Fitzwilliam Museum de Cambridge; Dix ans d' acquisitions de dessins de maîtres anciens.Colmar, Paris: Artemis-C.G. Boerner
Reproduced (also on front cover).

Goldscheider, Ludwig. 1945. Leonardo da Vinci, The Artist.Oxford and London:
No. 128, illustrated.

1957. Leonardo da Vinci.London?: Cresset Pressp. 147

Clark, Kenneth. 1968. Leonardo da Vinci Drawings in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle.London?: Phaidon Pressp. xxxvi, 285
...and p. 315.

Luijten, Ger. 1990. From Pisanello to Cézanne.Rotterdam: p. 164

Related Object:

PD.121-1961; Two horsemen

Accession:

Object Number: PD.44-1999
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 52; input: 1999-11-18; modified: 2019-10-11)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/52





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