Leonardo da Vinci (Biographical details)

Leonardo da Vinci (sculptor/medallist; painter/draughtsman; architect; Italian; Male; 1452 - 1519)

Also known as

Leonardo da Vinci; Vinci, Leonardo da; da Vinci, Leonardo; Leonardo

Biography

Painter, inventor, sculptor, engineer etc., b. in Vinci, 15 Apr. 1452, d. Amboise, 2 May 1519. Trained under Verrocchio in Florence. In Milan 1483-99; in Florence 1499 to 1506; then returned to Milan; mainly in Rome 1513-6; then to France in 1517 where he died.

Bibliography

Popham & Pouncey 1950
The following is a list of authorities, specially dealing with Leonardo, which are quoted in an abbreviated form in the text of the catalogue.
Bodmer = Heinrich Bodmer, 'Leonardo: des Meisters Gemälde und Zeichnungen' (Klassiker der Kunst). Stuttgart, 1931.
Bottari = Stefano Bottari, 'Leonardo'. Bergamo, 1942.
Clark = Kenneth Clark, 'Leonardo da Vinci: an Account of His Development as an Artist'. Cambridge, 1939.
Clark, Windsor = Kenneth Clark, 'A Catalogue of the Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci in the Collection of His Majesty the King at Windsor Castle'. Cambridge, 1935.
Comm. Vinciana = 'I manoscritti e i disegni di Leonardo da Vinci pubblicati dalla Reale Commissione Vinciana. Disegni'; a cura di Adolfo Venturi. Rome. Fascicolo i, 1928; fascicolo ii, 1931; fascicolo iii, 1934; fascicolo iv, 1936.
Douglas = R. Langton Douglas, 'Leonardo da Vinci'. Chicago, 1944.
Giglioli = O. H. Giglioli, 'Leonardo: iniziazione alla conoscenza di lui e delle questioni vinciane'. Florence, 1944.
Marks = Alfred Marks, 'The St. Anne of Leonardo da Vinci' [read to the Royal Society of Literature, June 28, 1882. Reprinted from the Society's 'Transactions'].
Müller-Walde = Paul Müller-Walde, 'Leonardo da Vinci: Lebensskizze und Forschungen über sein Verhältniss zur Florentiner Kunst und zu Rafael'. Munich, 1889. Nicodemi = Giorgio Nicodemi, 'Leonardo da Vinci: Gemälde, Zeichnungen, Studien'. Leipzig, 1939.
Poggi = Giovanni Poggi, 'Leonardo da Vinci: La 'Vita' di Giorgio Vasari, nuovamente commentata e illustrata con 200 tavole'. Florence, 1919.
Popham = A. E. Popham, 'The Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci'. London, 1947.
Popp = Anny E. Popp, 'Leonardo da Vinci: Zeichnungen'. Munich, 1928.
Richter = Jean Paul Richter, 'The Literary Works of Leonardo da Vinci'. Second edition enlarged and revised by J. P. and Irma Richter. 2 vols. London, 1939.
Seidlitz = Waldemar von Seidlitz, 'Leonardo da Vinci, der Wendepunkt der Renaissance'. 2 vols. Berlin, 1909.
Suida = Wilhelm Suida, 'Leonardo und sein Kreis'. Munich, 1929.
Thiis = Jens Thiis, 'Leonardo da Vinci. The Florentine Years of Leonardo and Verrocchio'. London, n.d., about 1913.
Venturi = Adolfo Venturi, 'Leonardo da Vinci Pittore'. Bologna, 1920.

For a list of the editions of Leonardo's manuscripts see Clark, 'Windsor', i, p. LVI, and 'Manuscripts of Leonardo da Vinci' (by Kate Trauman Steinitz), The Elmer Belt Library of Vinciana, Los Angeles, 1948.
An attempt has been made to arrange the original drawings, (see Popham and Pouncey 1950, nos. 95 to 114), chronologically.