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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

The bones and muscles of a bird's wing

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1512-13
Materials: 
Pen and ink over black chalk
Dimensions: 
22.2 x 20.4 cm
RCIN 
912656
Reference(s): 
K&P 187
RL 12656
Acquirer: Charles II, King of Great Britain (1630-85)
Provenance: 
Probably acquired by Charles II; Royal Collection by 1690
Description:

Four studies of the bones of a bird's wing, with notes on its construction; a small drawing of a bird flying, with notes on its action; lines bearing proportionate relationships to each other, and fractions expressing those relationships

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours