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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: The vulva and anus. Verso: The male and female reproductive systems

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1508
Materials: 
Pen and ink over black chalk
Dimensions: 
19.1 x 13.8 cm
RCIN 
919095
Reference(s): 
K&P 54
RL 19095
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: Drawing of external genitalia & vagina, with notes; notes on the anal sphincter & diagrams of suggested arrangement of its fibres & its mode of action. Verso: L side of standing female showing uterus in early pregnancy; anterior view of female genito-urinary system; 6 drawings of left side of male & female genitalia

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours