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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: The tongue, and the production of the voice. Verso: A schematic map of Milan, notes on the voice, etc.

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1508-10
Materials: 
Recto: Pen and ink over traces of black chalk. Verso: Pen and ink
Dimensions: 
32.1 x 22.7 cm
RCIN 
919115
Reference(s): 
RL 19115
K&P 114
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: L ½ of oral & nasal cavities with pharynx; 3 studies of lips; detailed oblique view of the tongue; notes on phonation & the action of the tongue in speech; lists of syllables with notes on their pronunciation. Verso: Plan of Milan; a note on the articulation of the voice; a diagrammatic drawing of a flame; a wheel with weights & a note on movement; the ground-plan of a building & diagram of a parade of carriages, with a note to it

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours