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A rider on a rearing horse

Leonardo da Vinci (draughtsman)

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A rider on a rearing horse


Leonardo da Vinci (draughtsman) [ULAN info: 1452-02.V.1519; Architect, Author, Engineer, Painter, Sculptor, Italia]







Technique Description

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


height: 141 mm
width: 119 mm


not before 1481


bought: Colville, Norman 1999 (Filtered for: Paintings, Drawings and Prints)

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; bt. Colnaghi for Captain Norman Colville, M.C.; by descent through the family

Bought with grants from the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund, the National Art Collections Fund and the Pilgrim Trust, with contributions from the Gow, Cunliffe, Leverton Harris, Perrins, Reitlinger and Rylands Funds, the Friends of the Fitzwilliam, Mrs Monica Beck and two anonymous donors.


  1. collector's mark
    Interpretation: mark of Sir Peter Lely (Lugt 2092)

Standard print ref/s


  1. (2005) Treasures of the Fitzwilliam Museum, London: Scala [page: 22]
  2. Strong, S. Arthur (1900/02) Drawings by the Old Masters at Wilton House, London?
    [comments: no. 1]
  3. (1920) [Vasari Society, 2nd Series], Oxford
    [comments: no. 2]
  4. (1926-1952) Disegni di Leonardo da Vinci, Rome
    [comments: no. 66B]
  5. Popp, A.E. (1928) Zeichnungen Leonardos,
    [comments: pl. 14]
  6. Bodmer, H. (1931) Leonardo da Vinci, Stuttgart [page: 147]
    Source title: Klassiker der Kunst, (
  7. Berenson, Bernard (1938) Drawings of the Florentine Painters, Chicago: University of Chicago Press [page: 115]
    [comments: no. 1044A]
  8. Goldscheider, Ludwig (1945) Leonardo da Vinci, The Artist, Oxford and London
    [comments: No. 128, illustrated.]
  9. Popham, Arthur Ewart (1946) The Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci, London? [page: 72]
    [comments: no. 64, pl. 64]
  10. (1957) Leonardo da Vinci, London?: Cresset Press [page: 131]
  11. Clark, Kenneth (1968) Leonardo da Vinci Drawings in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle, London?: Phaidon Press [page: xxxvi, 285]
    [comments: ...and p. 315.]
  12. Luijten, Ger (1990) From Pisanello to Cézanne, Rotterdam [page: 164]
  13. (2002) Chefs-d' oevre du Fitzwilliam Museum de Cambridge; Dix ans d' acquisitions de dessins de maîtres anciens, Colmar, Paris: Artemis-C.G. Boerner
    [comments: Reproduced (also on front cover).]


metal points (medium)
brown ink (medium)
paper (support)

Accession Number

PD.44-1999 (Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(Reference Number: 52; Input Date: 1999-11-18 / Last Edit: 2011-04-08)

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