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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: The bones, muscles and tendons of the hand. Verso: The bones of the hand

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 
919009
Reference(s): 
K&P 143
RL 19009
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 right hands, showing bones and muscles; six smaller drawings of digits; notes on the drawings. Verso: studies of the skeleton of a right hand; anatomical studies of fingers; studies of the skeleton of a right hand; a clenched fist; notes on the drawings.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours