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Leonardo da Vinci:<br> The Mechanics of Man

This book reproduces Leonardo's manuscript on human dissection, compiled during the winter of 1510-11.


Recto: The muscles of the arm, and the veins of the arm and trunk. Verso: The muscles of the shoulder, arm and neck


Pen and ink with wash, over black chalk | 28.9 x 19.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 919005

Recto: studies of musculature in the right arm; the head of an old man, resembling a recumbent effigy; a diagrammatic drawing of the jaw; a study of a left arm, showing the veins; veins of the body and the right arm; a detailed drawing of the basilic vein and tributaries; notes on the drawings. Verso: four studies of the right shoulder and arm; a slight study of the elbow; a front view of an open mouth, showing molar teeth, palate, uvula and throat; notes on the drawings.

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