Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)
Recto: A bear's foot. Verso: Miscellaneous notes and calculations c.1488-90
Recto: Metalpoint on blue-grey prepared paper, with pen and ink and white heightening in the detail. Verso: Pen and ink | 13.6 x 18.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 912373
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.
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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