Study for the Madonna of the Cat

Summary

Study for the Madonna of the Cat
it: Studio per la madonna del gatto
Leonardo da Vinci, Study for the Madonna of the Cat (verso) (cropped).jpg
Verso.
ArtistLeonardo da Vinci
Yearc. 1478–1481
Mediumpen and brown ink, on a preparatory drawing in stylus, with a brown wash on the back
Dimensions13 cm × 9.4 cm (5.1 in × 3.7 in)
LocationBritish Museum, London
Accession1856,0621.1
Websitehttps://www.britishmuseum.org/

Study for the Madonna of the Cat is a set of two drawings by Leonardo da Vinci on both sides (front and back) of a sheet of paper 13 centimeters high and 9.4 centimeters wide. The two drawings were made in pen and brown ink, on a preparatory drawing in stylus, with a brown wash on the back. This is one of the six works of Leonardo da Vinci showing the Virgin and Child playing with a cat or carrying it. A mirror symmetry between the drawings of the two faces is visible by transparency. The Study for the Madonna of the Cat is currently held at the British Museum in London under inventory number 1856,0621.1.[1][2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Leonardo da Vinci e la "Madonna del gatto": quando il fine giustifica i mezzi". foglidarte.it (in Italian). 2014-10-26. Retrieved 2018-12-27.
  2. ^ The British Museum Database