Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)
Recto: The bones of the foot, and the shoulder. Verso: The veins and muscles of the arm c.1510-11
Recto: Pen and ink with wash, over traces of black chalk. Verso: Pen and ink, over traces of black chalk | RCIN 919011
Recto: six studies of the left foot and ankle, showing the articulation of the bones; two drawings of the leg and foot on a smaller scale; a deep dissection of the right shoulder joint; notes on the drawings. Verso: two studies of the right arm, stretched out to the side, showing superficial muscles; two torsos of a man in profile to the right, showing muscles of the neck and the right arm; notes on the drawings.
ProvenanceBequeathed 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
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