Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)
The tendons of the lower leg and foot c.1510-11
Pen and ink over traces of black chalk | RCIN 919016
A large study of the left foot and leg from just above the knee, in profile to the left, showing the muscles of the calf and the tendons; a small sketch of a left arm and hand seen from in front, with 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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