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Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2014

The anatomy of a bear's toe

Overview

Creator: Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519) (artist)
Creation Date: 
c. 1485-90
Materials: 
Pen and ink over metalpoint, with white heightening, on blue prepared paper
Dimensions: 
4.8 x 12.1 cm
RCIN 
970126
Reference(s): 
K&P 13
RL 12373A
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:

RL 12373A: Originally laid on to 912373, an oval fragment showing the tendon apparatus of the claw of a bear

Further details

Category: 
Unframed Drawings / Watercolours