Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)
A bear's foot c.1488-90
Metalpoint with pen and ink and white heightening, on blue-grey prepared paper | 14.1 x 18.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 912374
A study of the dissection of the leg and foot of a bear, viewed in profile to the right. In the top left corner there is another slight sketch of a dissected foot.
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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