Title

Leonardo and the Whale

Document Type

Other

Publication Date

2013

Department

Biology

Abstract

Etheridge argues that an early writing by da Vinci describes an encounter with a fossil whale, and that this seminal experience influenced both his art and science. Evidence from recent paleontological finds in Tuscany and from Leonardo's own writings and images is presented.

Comments

Original version is available from the publisher at: http://faculty.virginia.edu/Fiorani/NEH-Institute/essays/etheridge