Click image to zoom

Click image to zoom

Click image to zoom

Click image to zoom

Click image to zoom

Click image to zoom

Click image to zoom

Download this image
Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: The neck. Verso: A perspective view of the apse of a church

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1485-90
Materials: 
Recto: Metalpoint (faded), pen and ink, leadpoint, some discoloured white heightening, on pale blue-grey prepared paper. Verso: Pen and ink over metalpoint, on pale blue prepared paper
Dimensions: 
20.2 x 28.7 cm
RCIN 
912609
Reference(s): 
P(L) 420
K&P 3
RL 12609
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: an anatomical drawing of a neck, showing the muscles, veins, cartilage of the throat and part of the spine; a skull, turned in profile to the left; an outline of a head; a neck; a man's face in profile to the right. Verso: an apse of a church, circular, with an arcade of windows and a semi-dome, like a shell, showing also the square end of the left aisle; the word cori in a 16th-century hand.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours