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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: The viscera of a horse. Verso: The hemisection of a man and woman in the act of coition

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1490-92
Materials: 
Pen and ink
Dimensions: 
27.6 x 20.4 cm
RCIN 
919097
Reference(s): 
K&P 35
RL 19097
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: Anterior view of arteries, veins and genito-urinary system of an animal, probably horse; a spinal column with notes on dissection. Verso: Drawing of coition of hemisected man & woman; drawing of the L side of a youth, showing the alimentary tract; 2 sections of the penis & a male torso squared for enlargement; details of genitalia & nerves based on Galenic theories;

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours