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Leonardo's manuscript on human dissection

Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)

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

Black chalk, pen and ink, wash | 29.0 x 19.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 919002

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Recto: A study of the lower left limb of a man, with the muscles of the thigh and calf emphasised; seven studies of the palate. tongue, larynx and hyoid bone; studies of the tongue, mouth, larynx, trachea and pharynx; studies of the tongue, throat, larynx, trachea, main bronchi and oesophagus in profile to the left; seven details of larynx. Verso: the head and shoulders with emphasis on musculature; two studies of the bones of the foot; lateral movement of the big toe; three studies of the left side of a man; some studies of details and notes on the drawings