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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: Studies of ribs and the diaphragm. Verso: A bird's wing and architectural studies

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1512-13
Materials: 
Recto: Pen and ink. Verso: Pen and ink, and red chalk
Dimensions: 
27.4 x 20.1 cm
RCIN 
919107
Reference(s): 
K&P 184
RL 19107
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 drawing of ribs; a diagram of levels of the diaphragm in respiration with a note on its action. Verso: A note on hydrostatics; an elevation of a fountain; ground-plan of 2 courtyards; study of a bird's wing; slight architectural studies; a pulley, with notes on its action; 2 architectural elevations; notes on water & the earth

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours