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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: The foetus, and the muscles attached to the pelvis. Verso: Studies of the foetus, related internal organs, and the arm

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1511
Materials: 
Recto: Pen and ink over red and black chalk. Verso: Pen and ink
Dimensions: 
30.4 x 21.3 cm
RCIN 
919101
Reference(s): 
K&P 197
RL 19101
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: Drawings of external female genitalia; supposed arrangement of abdominal muscles; 2 drawings of foetuses; L side of a foetus, indicating uterus; a small sketch of a foetus in uterine position; notes on the drawings. Verso: Sections of the umbilical cord; a foetus in profile to R; drawings of the tendons & bones of R elbow & forearm; 7 drawings of foetal viscera, blood vessels & umbilical cord

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours