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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: The vessels of the pelvic region. Verso: The mechanics of the arm in man and monkey

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1508
Materials: 
Recto: Pen and ink over black chalk. Verso: Pen and ink and black chalk
Dimensions: 
19.2 x 14.0 cm
RCIN 
919026
Reference(s): 
K&P 68
RL 19026
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 showing the ramifications of the veins and arteries of the pelvis, in ink, the right leg being outlined in black chalk; a smaller drawing of the same; a blood vessel from groin to hip; notes on the drawings. Verso: the left arm skeleton of a man; the left arm skeleton of an ape, both are drawn to show the leverage obtained by the two differing attachments of the muscles; the muscles of the shoulder; a mechanical drawing illustrating the principles of leverage.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours