Saint-Petersburg, The State Hermitage Museum, Prints and Drawings
MS OR-11706 (ex. 84.17), Datable to before 1640
376 numbered chapters with headings, 54 illustrations
Table of Contents
Roman provenance, from the library of Cassiano dal Pozzo
This 17-century Roman manuscript originated in the library of Cassiano dal Pozzo and it is very similar to P1.
This manuscript was made in the library of Cassiano dal Pozzo in 1640. It is a copy of M3, the master manuscript used by Cassiano for the planned publication.
The early history of S1 is well documented. In August 1640 Cassano dal Pozzo gave S1 to the brothers Roland Freart de Chambray and Paul Freart de Chantelou who brought it from Rome to Paris. The two brothers traveled from Rome to Paris between 28 October and 17 December 1640 together with the painter Nicolas Poussin, who was possibly sent to follow the engraving of the illustrations and the book publication.
Fols. 112, 29.5 x 21 cm , in quarto, f.1 note by Chantelou; fols. 97-102 r "Memorie di Mazzenta"; fols. 103-112 Table of Contents
Kamenskaya, Le manuscrit du "Traité de la peinture de Léonard de Vinci au musée de l'Ermitage," Raccolta Vinciana, XIX, 1962, p. 255-258; Steinitz, Treatise on Painting, p. 83 (C, 3); Barone, “Cassiano dal Pozzo's manuscript copy of the Trattato: new evidence of editorial procedures and responses to Leonardo in the seventeenth century” Raccolta Vinciana, 35 (2011), pp. 223-286; Sparti, “Cassiano dal Pozzo, Poussin, and the Making and Publication of Leonardo’s Trattato,” Journal of the Courtauld and the Warburg Institutes 66 (2003): pp. 143-188.
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