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Selected Publications

Books (author)

  • Leonardo da Vinci: A Mind in Motion, London (British Library), 2019.
  • The Treatise on Painting: Traces and Convergences. Drawings from the Codex Atlanticus, Novara (De Agostini), 2014.
  • Leonardo nella Francia del XVII: eredità paradossali, Lettura Vinciana, Florence (Giunti), 2013.
  • Studies of Motion. Drawings by Leonardo from the Codex Atlanticus; Studi sul moto. Disegni di Leonardo nel Codice Atlanticus, Novarra (De Agostini), 2011.
  • I disegni di Leonardo da Vinci e della sua cerchia. Collezioni in Gran Bretagna. Edizione nazionale dei manoscritti e dei disegni (with M. Kemp), Florence (Giunti), 2010.
  • Leonardo: the Codex Arundel (Treasures Series of the British Library), London (British Library), 2008.

Edited Books

  • Leonardo in Britain: Collections and Historical Reception (with S. Avery-Quash), Biblioteca Leonardiana. Studi e Documenti 7, Florence (Olschki), 2019

Chapters in books

  • ‘Overbalanced Wheels: Leonardo’s Studies of Perpetual Motion in Context’, in Leonardo da Vinci and Perpetual Motion, ed. A. Bernardoni, Florence (Giunti), 2019, pp. 36-45.
  • ‘Introduction’, in Leonardo in Britain: Collections and Historical Reception, ed. J. Barone and S. Avery-Quash, Biblioteca Leonardiana. Studi e Documenti 7, Florence (Olschki), 2019, pp. XIX-XLIII.
  • ‘Leonardo’s Treatise of Painting: The First English Edition adn the Manuscripts Owned by Patch, Smith and Johnson’, in Leonardo in Britain: Collections and Historical Reception, ed. J. Barone and S. Avery-Quash, Biblioteca Leonardiana. Studi e Documenti 7, Florence (Olschki), 2019, pp. 221-42.
  • ‘Seventeenth-Century Transformations: Cassiano dal Pozzo’s Manuscript Copy of the Treatise on Painting’, in Art as Institution: The Fabrication of Leonardo da Vinci's “Trattato della Pittura”, 1651. Annotated translation into English and Commentaries, Leiden 2018, pp.263-99 (ed. C. Farago et al.)
  • ‘... et de’ suoi Amici: The Early Transmission of Leonardo’s Treatise on Painting’, in Leonardo da Vinci. Il disegno del mondo (exh. cat. org. P. Marani and M. T. Fiorio), Milan, 2015, pp. 451-61. Also published in Italian: ‘... et de’ suoi Amici: la prima trasmissione del Trattato della Pittura di Leonardo, in Leonardo da Vinci. Il disegno del mondo (exh. cat. org. P. Marani and M. T. Fiorio), Milan, 2015, pp. 450-61.
  • Leonardo da Vinci. Il disegno del mondo (exh. cat. org. P. Marani and M. T. Fiorio), Milan, 2015, catalogue entries: II.10-II.11, pp. 526; IV.5.6, p. 543; V.1-V.4, pp. 548-49; XI.17-XI.24, pp. 581-83.
  • ‘The Treatise on Painting’, ‘The Last Supper’, ‘Lady with an Ermine’, ‘ The Virgin and Child with St Anne and the young St John the Baptist’, ‘The Battle of Anghiari’, 30-second Leonardo da Vinci (ed. M. Wallace), New York, 2014, pp. 16-17, 24-25, 44-45, 64-65, 88-89.
  • ‘The ‘official’ Life of Leonardo: Raphael Trichet du Fresne’s biography in the Trattato della pittura’, in The Lives of Leonardo, ed. R. Palmer and T. Frangenberg, Warburg Institute, 2013, pp. 61-82.
  • Those Lines and Circles: Geometry and Proportion in Leonardo, Dürer and Talpino’, in Dürer, l’Italia e l’Europa (ed. S. Ebert-Schifferer and K. Herrmann Fiore), Studi della Biblioteca Hertziana, 6, Milan, 2012, pp. 9-24.
  • ‘What Might Leonardo’s Own Trattato Have Looked Like? And What Did it Actually Look Like up to the Time of the Editio Princeps?’ (with M. Kemp), in Re-reading Leonardo. The Treatise on Painting across Europe, 1550–1900, ed. C. Farago, Farnham (Ashgate), 2009, pp. 39-60.
  • ‘Poussin as Engineer of the Human Figure: the Illustrations for Leonardo’s Trattato’, in Re-reading Leonardo. The Treatise on Painting across Europe, 1550–1900, ed. C. Farago, Farnham (Ashgate), 2009, pp. 197-235. (English edition of essay published in Italian in 2007).
  • ‘Rubens and Leonardo on Motion: Figures, Inscriptions and Texts’, in Re-reading Leonardo. The Treatise on Painting across Europe, 1550–1900, ed. C. Farago, Farnham (Ashgate), 2009, pp. 441-472.
  • ‘What is Leonardo’s Codex on the Flight of Birds about?’ (with M. Kemp), in Leonardo da Vinci. Drawings from the Biblioteca Reale in Turin (exh. cat. Birmingham Museum of Fine Arts, USA, org. J. O’Grody), Birmingham, 2008, pp. 97-109.
  • ‘Rubens and Leonardo on Motion: Figures, Inscriptions and Texts’, Raccolta Vinciana (Milan), 2007, XXXII, pp. 343-93.
  • ‘Poussin come costruttore della figura umana: le illustrazioni del Trattato di Leonardo’, in Leonardo. Dagli studi di proporzioni al Trattato della pittura (exh. cat., Castello Sforzesco, Milan), org. P.C. Marani and M.T. Fiorio, Milan, 2007, pp. 99-119.
  • ‘Seventeenth-Century Illustrations for the Chapters on Motion in Leonardo’s Trattato’, in The Rise of the Image, ed. T. Frangenberg and R. Palmer, Ashgate Art History, 2003, pp. 23-49.

Journal Articles

  • ‘Afterthoughts on the London Exhibition Leonardo da Vinci. Painter at the court of Milan and on the Paris Exhibition La Sainte Anne. L’ultime chef-d’oeuvre de Léonard de Vinci, Renaissance Studies, vol. 27, no. 5, November 2013, pp. 738-753.
  • ‘Michelangelo. The Drawings of a genius’, Renaissance Studies, vol. 26, no. 2, April 2012, pp. 302-307.
  • ‘Cassiano dal Pozzo’s Manuscript Copy of the Trattato: New Evidence of Editorial Procedures and Responses to Leonardo in the Seventeenth Century’, Raccolta Vinciana (Milan), XXXIV, 2011, pp. 225-86.
  • ‘Rubens and Leonardo on Motion: Figures, Inscriptions and Texts’, Raccolta Vinciana (Milan), 2007, XXXII, pp. 343-93.
  • ‘Seventeenth-Century Illustrations for the Chapters on Motion in Leonardo’s Trattato’, in The Rise of the Image, ed. T. Frangenberg and R. Palmer, Ashgate Art History, 2003, pp. 23-49.

Electronic publications

Conference Organisor

  • ‘Leonardo in Britain: Collections and Reception’ (with S. Avery-Quash), at the Birkbeck College, University of London; The National Gallery; The Warburg Institute, 25-27 May 2016.
  • ‘Approaches to Art and Science after Berenson. A Conference in Honour of Martin Kemp’ (with M. Landrus), at St John’s College, Oxford University, 22 October 2010.

Conference Papers and Presentations

  • Université de Tours, ‘Invention and Innovation in Leonardo’s Perpetual Motion drawings’, LXIIe Colloque International d’Etudes Humanistes: Leonard de Vinci, l’invention et l’innovation (organised by P. Brioist), Tours, 24-28 June 2019.
  • Warburg Institute, ‘Leonardo’s Treatise on Painting in British Hands: the Manuscripts owned by Patch, Smith and Johnson’, International conference, ‘Leonardo in Britain: Collections and Reception’. Panel:  Around the Treatise on Painting, Warburg Institute, London, 27 May 2016.
  • Science Museum, ‘Seventeenth-Century Ideals in the Publication of the Treatise on Painting’, London, 6 July 2016 (series of lectures organised by S. Mossman in connection with the Leonardo da Vinci: the Mechanics of a Genius, touring exhibition).
  • Birkbeck College, ‘Leonardo and Errard: the Editio Princeps of the Treatise on Painting’, Murray Seminar Series, University of London, 10 December 2015.
  • Politecnico di Milano, ‘Leonardo, Poussin and Errard: New Ideals in the Editio Princeps of the Treatise on Painting’, International conference, Leonardo da Vinci: metodi e techniche per la costruzione della conoscenza, Milan, Politecnico di Milano, 14 May 2015
  • 60th Annual Meeting RSA, ‘Leonardo’s Cartoons and the Production of Leonardesque Compositions’. Panel: Beyond Disegno: New Studies in Early Modern Drawings, c.1450-1700 (organised by L. Markey, L. Giles, G. Damen, Princeton University), New York, 2014.
  • Biblioteca Leonardiana, ‘Leonardo in Seventeenth-Century France: Paradoxical Legacies / Leonardo nella Francia del XVII: eredità paradossali’, Vinci (Lettura Vinciana), 2012.
  • University of Virginia, Department of the History of Art and Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, ‘The Manuscript H 228: a Composite Copy of Leonardo’s Trattato’. International symposium, The Legacy of Leonardo (org. F. Fiorani), 2012.
  • Arts Pursuits UK, ‘Leonardo’s Ben Finiti Cartoons and Working Methods’, London, 2011.
  • Birkbeck College, ‘Inventing, Mixing and Matching: the Making and Use of Leonardo’s Drawings’, University of London, 2010.
  • Oxford University, Department of the History of Art, ‘Leonardo and His Workshop: New Evidence of Working Methods’, 2008.
  • Bibliotheca Hertziana, ‘Those Lines and Circles: Geometry and Proportion in Leonardo, Dürer and Talpino’. International symposium, Dürer, Italy and Europe, Rome, 2007.
  • Courtauld Institute, ‘Leonardo and His Circle: Drawings in British Collections’ (Leonardo da Vinci Society Annual Lecture), 2007.
  • Warburg Institute, ‘The ‘Official’ Life of Leonardo: Raphael Trichet du Fresne’s Biography in the Trattato della pittura. Conference, The Lives of Leonardo, London (org. R. Palmer), 2006.
  • Ashmolean Museum, ‘Leonardo’s Cartoons, Workshop Methods and Jigsaw Compositions’ (Ashmolean Lecture Series), 2006.
  • Oxford University, Christ Church College, ‘The Painter’s Power of Creation: Leonardo’s Drawings and Paintings’, 2006.
  • University of Virginia, Department of the History of Art and Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities, ‘New Evidence of Seventeenth-Century Editorial Procedures and Responses to Leonardo’s Trattato’. International workshop, Leonardo da Vinci’s Treatise on painting, (org. F. Fiorani), 2005.
  • Oxford University, St John’s College, ‘Leonardo on Women: Theory and Practice’, 2005.
  • Oxford University, Department of the History of Art, ‘Leonardo’s Views of Nature’, 2002.
  • Warburg Institute, ‘What Might Leonardo’s Own Trattato Have Looked Like? And What Did it Actually Look Like up to the Time of the Editio Princeps?’ (with M. Kemp). International lecture, ‘The Fortuna of Leonardo’s Trattato della pittura’, London, 2001.
  • Institut Koyré, ‘Poussin’s Poses: Replication and the Antique in the Illustrations to Leonardo’s Trattato’. International colloquium, Templates, moulds and stencils, Paris, 2001.
  • Warburg Institute, ‘Seventeenth-Century Human Figure Illustrations for Leonardo’s Trattato della Pittura’. Colloquium, Images in Books on Italian Renaissance and Baroque Art, London, 1999.

Grants, Awards and Academic Prizes (selected):

Grants:

  • RCUK Fund, Spring 2018, for the exhibition Leonardo da Vinci and Perpetual Motion: Visualising Impossible Machines’ (Exhibition Grant)
  • The Paul Mellon Centre for British Art, Autumn 2017, for the book Leonardo in Britain: Collections and Historical Reception (Publication Grant)
  • The Paul Mellon Centre for British Art, Autumn 2015, for the international conference: ‘Leonardo in Britain: Collections and Reception’ (Educational Programme Grant)
  • British Academy, 2004-06, for the book I disegni di Leonardo da Vinci e della sua cerchia. Collezioni in Gran Bretagna. Edizione nazionale dei manoscritti e dei disegni (with M. Kemp), Florence (Giunti), 2010 (Larger Research Grant)
  • Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals of the Universities of the United Kingdom, September 1997 - August 2000 (ORS Awards Scheme)

Awards and Academic Prizes:

  • Olschki Editore, Leonardo in Britain: Collections and Historical Reception, July 2019 (Book of the Month)
  • Oxford University, ‘Arnold, Bryan and Read Prize’, Faculty of Modern History, 2000
  • Oxford University ‘Graduate Award’, Graduate Committee, 2000
  • Oxford University ‘Graduate Award’, Graduate Committee, 1999
  • Oxford University ‘Graduate Award’, Trinity College, 1999
  • Oxford University ‘Graduate Prize for Academic Achievement’, Trinity College,1999
  • Oxford University ‘Graduate Prize for Academic Achievement’, Trinity College, 1998