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Leonardo's manuscript on human dissection

Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)

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

Recto: Black chalk, pen and ink. Verso: Black chalk, pen and ink, wash | 28.6 x 20.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 919007

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Recto: two studies of an old man turned in profile to the right, one showing the right arm raised, the other with it limp, showing the muscles of the thorax and the arm; the bones and muscles of a right upper limb. Verso: two studies of the spine; a horizontally placed study of the spine; two detailed studies of vertebrae on a larger scale; numerous notes on the drawings.