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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: The stomach and related structures. Verso: The abdomen

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1508
Materials: 
Recto: Pen and ink over traces of black chalk. Verso: Pen and ink over black chalk
Dimensions: 
19.2 x 14.1 cm
RCIN 
919039
Reference(s): 
K&P 61
RL 19039
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 study of the gall bladder and related blood vessels; two drawings of the oesophagus, stomach and greater omentum, one on a smaller scale; notes on veins and arteries and their alteration in old age. Verso: a study of the abdominal organs, i.e. liver, spleen. stomach and intestines, and another of the blood vessels of the anterior abdominal wall; notes on the drawings.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours