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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: The brachial plexus. Verso: The brachial plexus and nerves of the arm

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1508
Materials: 
Pen and ink over black chalk
Dimensions: 
19.1 x 13.7 cm
RCIN 
919040
Reference(s): 
RL 19040
K&P 63
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 diagrammatic drawings of the neck and upper thorax showing the origins of the brachial plexus of nerves; the coverings of the spinal cord and the roots of the nerves; notes on the drawings. Verso: three studies of the right arm, drawn to show the nerves; notes on the drawing and a list of examples to be presented.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours