This is one of two drawings by Leonardo da Vinci in Dutch museums. It is probably a study for a painting. Leda was the wife of the Spartan king Tyndareos. Zeus, the Greek ruler of the gods, desired her and overpowered her in the guise of a white swan. Two children, whose father's identity is unclear, were born later from eggs, which are depicted in the reeds on the left.
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|Title||Leda and the Swan|
|Material and technique||Black chalk, pen and brown ink|
Drawing > Two-dimensional object > Art object
|Location||This object is in storage|
Height 128 mm
Width 109 mm
Leonardo da Vinci
|Accession number||I 466 (PK)|
|Credits||Bruikleen / Loan: Stichting Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen 1940 (voormalige collectie / former collection Koenigs)|
|Department||Drawings & Prints|
|Age artist||Between 47 and 59 years old|
|Collector||Collector / Franz Koenigs|
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|Geographical origin||Italy > Southern Europe > Europe|