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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: The male torso, with notes. Verso: The muscles of the torso

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 14.0 cm
RCIN 
919032
Reference(s): 
RL 19032
K&P 74
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: two drawings of a male torso showing the muscles of the anterior and lateral walls of the abdomen; notes on the drawings. Verso: two drawings of the torso of a man, in profile to the right, showing superficial muscles; two small diagrams indicating muscle surface seen in profile, and represented according to ancient and modern usages.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours