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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: The lumbar plexus. Verso: The veins of the pelvic and lumbar region

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1508
Materials: 
Pen and ink over black chalk
Dimensions: 
19.0 x 14.1 cm
RCIN 
919023
Reference(s): 
RL 19023
K&P 65
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: a drawing of the lumbar plexus and its peripheral distribution; the nerves and the spinal column. Verso: The left iliac vein and tributaries: to the left, details of the subcostal veins and the formation of the azygos system; notes on the anatomical drawings and the list of twelve anatomical representations either done or to be done by Leonardo.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours