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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: The skull sectioned. Verso: The cranium

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
1489
Materials: 
Pen and ink over black chalk
Dimensions: 
18.8 x 13.4 cm
RCIN 
919057
Reference(s): 
K&P 43
RL 19057
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: Two drawings of the skull seen from the left, the one below squared for proportion; notes on the drawings. Verso: Drawing of the right side of a skull; drawing of the right side of a skull, showing relation between the orbit and maxillary antrum; notes on the drawings

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours