Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)
The leg muscles and bones of man and horse c.1506-8
Pen and ink and red chalk on red prepared paper | 28.2 x 20.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 912625
A study of a man's left leg, stretched forward; beside it, a man's legs seen from behind; below is a man standing, turned in profile to the left, with his left leg advanced; to the right are two studies of the bones of human left legs and thighs, and one of an animal; with many notes on the muscles.
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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P(L) : Pedretti, C., The Drawings and Misc Papers of Leonardo da Vinci in the Collection of HM The Queen at Windsor Castle, Vol. I (1982): Landscapes, Plants and Water Studies. Vol. II (1987): Horses and Other Animals [Vols III and IV were not published] - P(L) 333