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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: The muscles of the upper spine. Verso: The muscles of the upper spine

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 20.5 cm
RCIN 
919015
Reference(s): 
K&P 149
RL 19015
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 muscles of the back and shoulder; a sketch of the tendons attached to each vertebra; notes on the drawings. Verso: notes on the muscles of the back, with two small drawings and a diagram demonstrating either the elevation of the ribs by the back muscles, or possibly the support of the neck by the muscles attached to the shoulder blades.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours