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Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)

Recto: The bones and muscles of the shoulder. Verso: The superficial anatomy of the shoulder and neck c.1510-11

Pen and ink with wash over black chalk | 28.9 x 19.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 919001

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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.