Da Vinci's sketch of warrior's face


Along with Da Vinci's study of anatomy, he also studied the faces of many warriors. The significance of this particular warrior sketch lies in its ties to the Colleoni equestrian statue warrior. The facial features match those of Colleoni atop the horse, signaling Da Vinci's influence on Verrocchio's Colleoni monument (Kulenovic and von Platen).

Kulenovic, R., & Von Platen, F. (n.d.). Questions Concerning the Equestrian Statue in Remembrance of the Condottiere Bartolemeo Colleoni in Venice Created in the Workshop of Andrea Del Verrocchio. Retrieved from http://www.museumldv.com/venice.htm

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  • Leonardo da Vinci