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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: The bones of the arm and leg. Verso: The surface anatomy of the shoulder

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1510-11
Materials: 
Recto: Pen and ink with wash, over black chalk. Verso: Pen and ink, over stylus and compass points
Dimensions: 
28.6 x 19.3 cm
RCIN 
919004
Reference(s): 
K&P 138
RL 19004
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: eight drawings of the skeleton of the arm, shown in various states of flexion, and supine and prone positions of the hands; two small studies of the muscles of a right shoulder; a study of the skeleton of the pelvis and legs, seen from behind; notes on the drawings. Verso: two studies of an old man in profile, both showing the surface muscles of the neck and upper arm; two studies of the right shoulder and arm.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours