Saturday in the Museum with Leonardo

Image: Leonardo da Vinci, “Fruit, vegetables and other studies” (1487-89). Pen and ink on paper, 235 x 176 mm.

In our ongoing dive into the world of still-life painting as our Saturday posts on art, we backtrack a little.  This study of fruit and vegetables across the top of other sketchings is in the notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci.  It is in the collection of the Institut de France.

As a study it is not intended as a stand-alone work of art, but the structure and subject hint at what was possible in a still life.  Also note the audacity of the librarian at the Institut that stamped it as part of the holdings.


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