<em>The battle of Cascina</em>, Aristotile da Sangallo, after Michelangelo, c1542<br />
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Second Florentine period 1500 - 1506/08

On 25th January Leonardo participates in a meeting with twenty-nine others to decide on the final placement of Michelangelo’s giant marble David.

Between February-October Leonardo is paid a steady salary for work on the Battle of Anghiari cartoon, for the ingenious movable scaffolding that he invents to draw the cartoon, for a very large quantity of paper and other materials.

Between May-October a number of letters record Isabella d’Este’s intention to commission from Leonardo a devotional painting of a youthful Christ of about 12 years old.

On a July evening, Leonardo’s father, Ser Piero di Antonio da Vinci, dies in Florence.

Raphael arrives in Florence.

Michelangelo is commissioned to paint the Battle of Cascina fresco in the Sala del Consiglio in the Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, on the wall adjacent to or opposite Leonardo’s Battle of Anghiari.