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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: Notes on the muscles of the mouth. Verso: The foetal blood supply of the cow

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1508
Materials: 
Recto: Pen and with with faint traces of black chalk. Verso: Pen and ink
Dimensions: 
19.0 x 14.0 cm
RCIN 
919046
Reference(s): 
K&P 51
RL 19046
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 slight sketch indicating the actions of the muscles of the lips; notes on the muscles of the mouth in various expressions and actions; these have written over two faint sketches showing the uterus of a cow. Verso: a diagrammatic drawing showing the structure of the umbilical cord, probably of an ox or a sheep, and its system of blood vessels; a small diagram of a bovine placenta; notes on the drawings.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours