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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: The muscles and tendons of the sole of the foot. Verso: The muscles of the lower leg

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1510-11
Materials: 
Recto: Pen and ink over some stylus. Verso: Pen and ink over traces of black chalk
Dimensions: 
29.5 x 20.0 cm
RCIN 
919010
Reference(s): 
K&P 147
RL 19010
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: four drawings, two on a large scale, of the sole of a left foot, showing muscles and tendons; notes on the drawings. Verso: the left leg and plantigrade foot, seen from just above the knee; the left leg and foot, raised on the toes, drawn to show the action of the calf muscle; two small diagrams.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours