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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: The mesentery of the bowel and its blood supply, with notes. Verso: The brachial plexus

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1508
Materials: 
Pen and ink over black chalk
Dimensions: 
19.3 x 14.3 cm
RCIN 
919020
Reference(s): 
RL 19020
K&P 57
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: the portal veins, its tributaries and branches; two studies of the mesentery and the portal vein; the portal and gastric veins; with notes accompanying the drawings. Verso: the brachial plexus; diagrams of vessels, the trachea, and the oesophagus; with notes on the force of the muscles of the arms and legs, also on the structure of the neck.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours