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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: The bones and muscles of the leg. 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: 
28.8 x 20.2 cm
RCIN 
919008
Reference(s): 
RL 19008
K&P 140
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: five studies of the bones of the leg and foot; a drawing of the knee joint and (?) patella; two studies of the bones of a right leg with the knee flexed; the muscles of a right buttock, thigh and calf. Verso: three studies of neck muscles, seen from the back; four studies of the neck, chest and right arm, showing muscles; a slight geometrical diagram demonstrating rotation of the arm; some notes on the drawings.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours