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Leda

Artist: after drawing by Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519)
Artist: Francesco Bartolozzi (1727 - 1815) Engraver
Artist: John Chamberlaine (1745 – 1812) Publisher
Date: 1806
19th century
Dimensions: 8.07 x 6.57 in. (20.5 x 16.7 cm)
Dimensions Extent: image
Object Type: Print
Creation Place: Europe, Italy
Medium and Support: Engraving on paper
Credit Line: Gift of James Reed, 2017
Accession Number: 2017.35.163
This work is not currently on view


This print reproduces a sketch by Leonardo da Vinci that is now in the Royal Collection, UK.

Beneath the image at lower left: "From the original drawing by Leo[nardo] da Vinci." At lower right, the engraver is credited ("F. Bartolozzi sculp[si]t"). Further down on the sheet "In His Majesty's Collection" is followed by the inscription: "Published as the Act Directs, Oct[obe]r 10, 1806, by J[ohn] Chamberlaine, Scotland Yard." Chamberlaine was Antiquary and Keeper of the King of England's drawings, coins and medals from 1791 until his death in 1812. Francesco Bartolozzi worked for him as an engraver.




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prints
Pictorial works produced by transferring images by means of a matrix such as a plate, block, or screen, using any of various printing processes. When emphasizing the individual printed image, use "impressions." Avoid the controversial expression "original prints," except in reference to discussions of the expression's use. If prints are neither "reproductive prints" nor "popular prints," use the simple term "prints." With regard to photographs, prefer "photographic prints"; for types of reproductions of technical drawings and documents, see terms found under "reprographic copies."
public domain
Land owned and controlled by the state or federal government. Also, the status of publications, products, and processes that are not protected under patent or copyright.
nineteenth century
Century in the proleptic Gregorian calendar including the years 1800 to 1899 (or 1801 to 1900).

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