La Scapigliata by Leonardo da Vinci
Cross stitch chart or kit from the Scarlet Quince Renaissance Fine Art Collection.
Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (1452 – 1519) was an Italian polymath, being a scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, painter, sculptor, architect, botanist, musician and writer. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the "Renaissance man", a man whose "unquenchable curiosity" was equalled only by his powers of invention. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived. Helen Gardner says "The scope and depth of his interests were without precedent...His mind and personality seem to us superhuman, the man himself mysterious and remote".
This piece is of a lady with dishevelled hair (also known as "Female Head") in sepia tones. Her beautiful face and sweet expression are very detailed while her hair and shoulders are just suggested. This was probably a study for "Leda", of which only several student copies now exist. This piece is solidly stitched. (about 1508)
Approx: 17" x 20" or 43 x 50cm - when worked on 18ct.
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There are more fine art designs by da Vinci in the Cross Stitch Collectibles Collection.