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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: The muscles of the arm, and the veins of the arm and trunk. Verso: The muscles of the shoulder, arm 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 19.9 cm
RCIN 
919005
Reference(s): 
RL 19005
K&P 141
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: studies of musculature in the right arm; the head of an old man, resembling a recumbent effigy; a diagrammatic drawing of the jaw; a study of a left arm, showing the veins; veins of the body and the right arm; a detailed drawing of the basilic vein and tributaries; notes on the drawings. Verso: four studies of the right shoulder and arm; a slight study of the elbow; a front view of an open mouth, showing molar teeth, palate, uvula and throat; notes on the drawings.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours