Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebook (Codex Forster III) Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebook (Codex Forster III), c.1490-3.
The V&A has five of Leonardo’s notebooks, bound together in three volumes probably in the seventeenth-century. This one was complied over a number of years while Leonardo was working for Duke Ludovico Sforza in Milan. It includes drawings of hats, which probably relate to costumes required for court festivities, and extensive notes about geometry, hydraulics and weights. Sketches of a horse’s legs may relate to a project to create a vast bronze equestrian monument.
The item is currently on display in the new Medieval and Renaissance Galleries at the V&A. by little_miss_sunnydale http://flic.kr/p/7nRYW6