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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: The surface anatomy of the shoulder and arm. Verso: The vertebral column

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1510-11
Materials: 
Recto: Pen and ink, and black chalk. Verso: Pen and ink with wash, over black chalk
Dimensions: 
28.6 x 20.0 cm
RCIN 
919007
Reference(s): 
K&P 139
RL 19007
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: two studies of an old man turned in profile to the right, one showing the right arm raised, the other with it limp, showing the muscles of the thorax and the arm; the bones and muscles of a right upper limb. Verso: two studies of the spine; a horizontally placed study of the spine; two detailed studies of vertebrae on a larger scale; numerous notes on the drawings.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours