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Leonardo's manuscript on human dissection

Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)

Recto: The muscles of the leg, and the intercostal muscles. Verso: The muscles of the foot c.1510-11

Recto: Pen and ink, over traces of black chalk. Verso: Pen and ink over some stylus | 28.6 x 19.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 919006

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Recto: a study of the right leg from thigh to toes; a study of the arrangement of the fibres of the intercostal muscles; the skeleton of the toes and metatarsals of a right foot; notes on the inercostal nerves. Verso: eight studies of a left foot, showing details of the muscles that control the toes; a sketch of a kneeling figure, seen from behind; notes on the drawings.