Compositional and Stylistic Comparisons

Isabella d'Este

Leonardo: Isabella d’Este, portrait drawing (sketch). Photo: The Louvre Museum.

Face in profile and shoulders turned three-quarters toward the viewer.

Leonardo: Man wearing a laurel wreath. Photo: The Royal Library, Turin.

Roman emperor types appear a few times in Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings, according to experts and scholars.

Leonardo: Profile of a warrior in helmet, drawing. Photo: The British Museum.

Face in profile. Perhaps a masquerader?

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Roman emperor Domitian, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Tizian, Tiziano Vecellio, Roman emperors, Eleven Caesars, Undici Cesari, Domitianus, Isabella d’Este, Federico II Gonzaga, Mantova, Mantua, Italy, Francis I, Amboise France, Charles I England.