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Follower of Leonardo da Vinci

Anatomical studies

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July 6, 03:09 PM GMT

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600 - 800 GBP

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Follower of Leonardo da Vinci

Anatomical studies


Red chalk and pen and brown ink;

red chalk numbering associated with Vallardi's collection, verso: N153 (see provenance) and bears white chalk attribution on Carlo Prayer's mount: LEONARDO DA VINCI

160 by 140 mm

Giuseppe Vallardi (1784-1863), Milan (L.1223, with his numbering in red chalk, verso: N153);
Captain Carlo Prayer (1826-1900), Milan (L.2044), with his mount;
Maria Elvira Celia Méndez de Bernasconi (1927-2005), Buenos Aires (L.5374; inscribed on the verso with the date 1971)
This drawing is after an etching by Girolamo Mantelli, based on a sheet of studies by Leonardo da Vinci, in the Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan.1  The print is part of Mantelli's Raccolta Di Disegni Incisi Da Girolamo Mantelli Di Canobio Sugli Originali Esistenti Nella Biblioteca Ambrosiana Di Mano Di Leonardo Da Vinci E De Suoi Scolari Lombardi, Milan 1785, pl. 14

1. Inv. no. F 263 inf. n. 83