Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)
The cardiovascular system and principal organs of a woman c.1509-10
Black and red chalk, ink, yellow wash, finely pricked through | 47.6 x 33.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 912281
Recto: an anatomical study of the principal organs and the arterial system of a female torso, pricked for transfer. Verso: blank, apart from pin holes.
ProvenanceBequeathed to Francesco Melzi; from whose heirs purchased by Pompeo Leoni, c.1582-90; Thomas Howard, 2nd Earl of Arundel, by 1630; Probably acquired by Charles II; Royal Collection by 1690
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