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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.


The bones and muscles of the shoulder (recto); the superficial anatomy of the shoulder and neck (verso)


Black chalk, pen and ink, wash | 28.9 x 19.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 919001

Recto: three small studies of the left ankle and foot, including one of the bones showing movements of the ankle; a dissection and schematic drawing of the shoulder seen from behind and two dissections from above; all show the attachment of the muscles. Verso: two studies of the head, neck and thorax of a man, facing to the right, with the right arm outstretched; the neck, thorax and right arm of a man, facing right; three-quarters front view of the head, neck, thorax and arm of a man; two studies of a right shoulder from the front, and another of the same subject above them.

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