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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: Studies of the scapular, neck, and pelvic vessels. Verso: The vessels of the neck and shoulder

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1508
Materials: 
Pen and ink over black chalk
Dimensions: 
19.0 x 13.9 cm
RCIN 
919049
Reference(s): 
K&P 58
RL 19049
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 right shoulder blade and the long head of the biceps muscle seen from behind; three small diagrammatic studies, two showing the skull, spinal column and sterno-cleido mastoid, the third showing the spinal column only; a diagram showing intercommunicating arteries in front and intercommunicating veins behind. Verso: a study of the arteries and veins of the right side of the neck and shoulder of a man seen in profile; notes on the drawings.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours