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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: The veins of the arm. Verso: Notes on the death of a centenarian

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1508
Materials: 
Pen and ink over traces of black chalk
Dimensions: 
19.2 x 14.1 cm
RCIN 
919027
Reference(s): 
K&P 69
RL 19027
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 veins of the left arm; the blood vessels of a young man contrasted with those of an old man; notes on the drawings and one on the principles of anatomical drawing. Verso: a small drawing of portal veins in old age; the outline of a man's torso; notes on the changes in the hepatic arteries and veins in old age.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours