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Recto: The throat, and the muscles of the leg. Verso: The bones of the foot, and the muscles of the neck


Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
Materials and techniques: 
Pen and ink with wash over black chalk
29.0 x 19.6 cm
K&P 134
RL 19002
Acquirer: Charles II, King of Great Britain (1630-85)
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

Recto: A study of the lower left limb of a man, with the muscles of the thigh and calf emphasised; seven studies of the palate. tongue, larynx and hyoid bone; studies of the tongue, mouth, larynx, trachea and pharynx; studies of the tongue, throat, larynx, trachea, main bronchi and oesophagus in profile to the left; seven details of larynx. Verso: the head and shoulders with emphasis on musculature; two studies of the bones of the foot; lateral movement of the big toe; three studies of the left side of a man; some studies of details and notes on the drawings

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Unframed Drawings / Watercolours