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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: A bear's foot. Verso: Miscellaneous notes and calculations

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1488-90
Materials: 
Recto: Metalpoint on blue-grey prepared paper, with pen and ink and white heightening in the detail. Verso: Pen and ink
Dimensions: 
13.6 x 18.6 cm
RCIN 
912373
Reference(s): 
RL 12373
K&P 14
Acquirer: Charles II, King of Great Britain (1630-85)
Provenance: 
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
Description:

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.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours