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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: The bones and muscles of the shoulder. Verso: The superficial anatomy of the shoulder and neck

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1510-11
Materials: 
Pen and ink with wash over black chalk
Dimensions: 
28.9 x 19.8 cm
RCIN 
919001
Reference(s): 
K&P 136
RL 19001
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: three small studies of the left ankle and foot, including one of the bones showing movements of the ankle; a dissection and schematic drawing of the shoulder seen from behind and two dissections from above; all show the attachment of the muscles. Verso: two studies of the head, neck and thorax of a man, facing to the right, with the right arm outstretched; the neck, thorax and right arm of a man, facing right; three-quarters front view of the head, neck, thorax and arm of a man; two studies of a right shoulder from the front, and another of the same subject above them.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours