Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)
Recto: The stomach and related structures. Verso: The abdomen c.1508
Recto: Pen and ink over traces of black chalk. Verso: Pen and ink over black chalk | 19.2 x 14.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 919039
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.
ProvenanceBequeathed 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
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