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Leonardo's manuscript on human dissection

Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)

Recto: The bones of the arm and leg. Verso: The surface anatomy of the shoulder c.1510-11

Recto: Pen and ink with wash, over black chalk. Verso: Pen and ink, over stylus and compass points | 28.6 x 19.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 919004

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Recto: eight drawings of the skeleton of the arm, shown in various states of flexion, and supine and prone positions of the hands; two small studies of the muscles of a right shoulder; a study of the skeleton of the pelvis and legs, seen from behind; notes on the drawings. Verso: two studies of an old man in profile, both showing the surface muscles of the neck and upper arm; two studies of the right shoulder and arm.