Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Materials and techniques:
Recto: Metalpoint on blue-grey prepared paper, with pen and ink and white heightening in the detail. Verso: Pen and ink
Acquirer: Charles II, King of Great Britain (1630-85)
Bequeathed 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
Recto: a study of the diissection of the leg and foot of a bear, viewed in profile to the left. Verso: a number of calculations, some drawn shapes, and some writing, not in Leonardo's hand.