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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: The bladder. Verso: The lungs

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 over traces of black chalk
Dimensions: 
19.4 x 14.2 cm
RCIN 
919054
Reference(s): 
RL 19054
K&P 53
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: 2 studies showing the kidneys, 3 views of the bladder & urethra & a detail of entry of ureter into bladder; a faint drawing of the same organs as 919070r; notes on the drawings. Verso: Study of thoracic & abdominal organs, seperated by the diaphragm & related to the spinal column, probably pig; the structure of the lungs, probably pig, seen from the front; notes on the drawings

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours