Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)
The right ventricle and tricuspid valve c.1512-13
Pen and ink on blue paper | RCIN 919078
Verso: A number of stylized drawings of the valves & ventricles of the heart, with many notes which Leonardo has headed " The geography of the heart"
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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