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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

Recto: Studies of the nerves and muscles, the heart, and optics. Verso: Blood flow through the aortic valve


Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
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Recto: Pen and ink. Verso: Pen and ink, over some black chalk
30.7 x 43.8 cm
RL 19116
K&P 115
RL 19117
Acquirer: Charles II, King of Great Britain (1630-85)
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

Recto: Diagrams of semilunar valves of the heart; streaming & expulsion of blood from the heart; notes on the action of the nerves & muscles in general & those of the heart in particular. Verso: Studies of the movement of the blood, with notes on the action of the heart & diagrams of the valves. (These drawings, along with 919117 form one large sheet)

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