A twenty-one-year-old Leonardo da Vinci dated this landscape drawing 540 years ago on August 5, 1473. Rendered with pen and ink, the sketch shows the artist’s keen interest in the natural world and demonstrates his skill and talent.

Leonardo da Vinci, Landscape, 1473, Pen and brown ink on white paper, Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe degli Uffizi, Florence, 8 P

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