Search results

Start typing

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 throat, and the muscles of the leg. Verso: The bones of the foot, and the muscles of the neck


Pen and ink with wash over black chalk | 29.0 x 19.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 919002

Recto: A study of the lower left limb of a man, with the muscles of the thigh and calf emphasised; seven studies of the palate. tongue, larynx and hyoid bone; studies of the tongue, mouth, larynx, trachea and pharynx; studies of the tongue, throat, larynx, trachea, main bronchi and oesophagus in profile to the left; seven details of larynx. Verso: the head and shoulders with emphasis on musculature; two studies of the bones of the foot; lateral movement of the big toe; three studies of the left side of a man; some studies of details and notes on the drawings

    The income from your ticket contributes directly to The Royal Collection Trust, a registered charity. The aims of The Royal Collection Trust are the care and conservation of the Royal Collection, and the promotion of access and enjoyment through exhibitions, publications, loans and educational activities.