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Recto: The proportions of a standing, kneeling and sitting man. Verso: Notes on human proportion

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c.1490
Materials: 
Pen and ink
Dimensions: 
16.1 x 21.8 cm
RCIN 
919132
Reference(s): 
K&P 27
RL 19132
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 nude man standing, facing the spectator, with arms outstretched. Another is kneeling beside him, to his right, so that his head just fits under the standing man's arm; nude man, measured for proportion; notes on human proportion. Verso: A four line note on proportion

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours