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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: The arteries of the shoulder. Verso: The distribution of the right vagus and right phrenic nerves

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1508
Materials: 
Pen and ink over black chalk
Dimensions: 
19.3 x 13.3 cm
RCIN 
919050
Reference(s): 
RL 19050
K&P 59
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 drawing of the large arteries of the neck, thorax and right upper arm, with a note that they are those of an old man. Verso: a study of the larynx, trachea, oesophagus and stomach, with the phrenic and right vagus nerves, the brachial plexus and some blood vessels; to the right, the trachea seen from behind; notes on the drawings and on the brain.

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours