Plan of Imola

Leonardo da Vinci1502

Royal Collection Trust, UK

Royal Collection Trust, UK

A drawing of a plan of Imola, showing it enclosed by a ring. Four lines cross the plan, forming on the circle eight points of the compass, at which the names of the winds are written in Leonardo's hand, clockwise from one o'clock.

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  • Title: Plan of Imola
  • Creator: Leonardo da Vinci
  • Date Created: 1502
  • Support: paper
  • Provenance: Bequeathed to Francesco Melzi; from whose heirs purchased by Pompeo Leoni, c.1582-90; Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Arundel, by 1630; Probably acquired by Charles II; Royal Collection by 1690
  • Physical Dimensions: w602 x h440 mm
  • Type: Drawing
  • Rights: Supplied by Royal Collection Trust / (c) HM Queen Elizabeth II 2012
  • External Link: http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/collection/912284
  • Medium: Pen and ink, with coloured washes, and stylus lines, over black chalk