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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: Studies of the heart, lungs, liver, spleen, etc. Verso: The heart, lungs and other organs

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1508
Materials: 
Recto: Black chalk and pen and ink. Verso: Pen and ink over black chalk
Dimensions: 
28.3 x 21.9 cm
RCIN 
919104
Reference(s): 
K&P 107
RL 19104
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: A note on how to draw the lungs; tracing from the verso to show the lungs from behind; a left thigh & leg. Verso: 2 schematic drawings of the heart & pulmonary vessels, one with liver & spleen; diagram of trachea & intra-pulmonary bronchi & one of great vessels, heart, liver, spleen & male genito-urinary system; notes

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours