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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: The muscles of the back and arm. Verso: Studies of the intercostal muscles

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1508
Materials: 
Recto: Pen and ink over black chalk. Verso: Pen and ink
Dimensions: 
18.9 x 13.7 cm
RCIN 
919044
Reference(s): 
K&P 47
RL 19044
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 a torso of a man, seen from behind, with the muscles strongly marked; on the left is a similar study, but only the right half of the body and the right arm are shown; notes on the drawings. Verso: three studies of the neck and thorax, showing the ribs, the internal intercostal muscles in one, and the external intercostals in two; with notes on the drawings.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours