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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

The leg muscles and bones of man and horse

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1506-8
Materials: 
Pen and ink and red chalk on red prepared paper
Dimensions: 
28.2 x 20.4 cm
RCIN 
912625
Reference(s): 
K&P 95
RL 12625
P(L) 333
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'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.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours