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Leonardo's manuscript on human dissection

Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)

Recto: The bones and muscles of the leg. Verso: The muscles of the shoulder, arm and neck c.1510-11

Black chalk, pen and ink, wash | 28.8 x 20.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 919008

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Recto: five studies of the bones of the leg and foot; a drawing of the knee joint and (?) patella; two studies of the bones of a right leg with the knee flexed; the muscles of a right buttock, thigh and calf. Verso: three studies of neck muscles, seen from the back; four studies of the neck, chest and right arm, showing muscles; a slight geometrical diagram demonstrating rotation of the arm; some notes on the drawings.