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Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)

Recto: Studies of ships, and toothed wheels, with notes. Verso: A design for a paddle-boat, and the head of an old man in profile c.1485-90

Pen and ink | 14.2 x 21.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 912650

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Recto: a study of a ship, and its parts including the ribs, the tiller, the bow and stern; below is the stern of a much larger ship, with a group of men sitting in the cockpit; to the right, a toothed wheel and extensive notes. Verso: the head of an old man in profile to the right, and a skiff.