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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

The major organs and vessels

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1485-90
Materials: 
Pen and ink with brown and greenish wash, over black chalk
Dimensions: 
27.8 x 19.7 cm
RCIN 
912597
Reference(s): 
RL 12597
K&P 36
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:

A study of a man standing facing the spectator, with legs apart and arms stretched down, drawn as an anatomical figure to show the heart, lungs and main arteries. He wears a rather doleful expression.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours