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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: Notes on the respiratory system, with a marginal sketch. Verso: The nervous system

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1508
Materials: 
Pen and ink
Dimensions: 
19.3 x 13.4 cm
RCIN 
919034
Reference(s): 
K&P 76
RL 19034
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 lungs in the thorax, with notes on respiration. Verso: two drawings showing the brain, spinal cord and spinal nerves. Between them is a human skeletal figure, which illustrates the precept that the nervous system should be represented within the outline of the body.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours