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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: The bones and nerves of the arm. Verso: Studies of the nervous system

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1485-90
Materials: 
Metalpoint (faded) and pen and ink on blue-grey prepared paper
Dimensions: 
22.2 x 30.4 cm
RCIN 
912613
Reference(s): 
K&P 1
RL 12613
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: anatomical drawings of an extended right arm and shoulder, with one showing the veins and another the bones and tendons; two drawings of the digestive organs; the arm and hand of a monkey; further notes. Verso: the legs of a nude male figure walking, with his weight on the left leg. The bones and tendons of a left leg; two studies of a left arm and hand, one of which shows the bones and tendons. Above, a sketch of organs, like a valve, with inscriptions.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours