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The abdomen and left leg of a nude man standing in profile
Red chalk, on orange-red prepared paper
- Production date
- 1506-1510 (circa)
Height: 252 millimetres
Width: 198 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Watermark: fragmentary flower on right margin
Text from Popham & Pouncey 1950 (with updated literature):
Clark connects this drawing with the studies of legs and bones at Windsor (no. 12625; Quaderni, v, 22) and other drawings of the same type, drawn on the same pink ground, which can be dated about 1504. Frizzoni (loc. cit.) believes the inscription has reference to the pubes, but the first line was not legible in the photograph on which he relied. The note is obviously of the same character as those on Windsor no. 12625.
Literature: BB 1031; Bodmer 302; Popham 235; Frizzoni, Raccolta Vinciana, vi (1910), p. 102; Clark, Windsor, under nos. 12416, 12625. A.E. Popham, in exhib. cat., London, Royal Academy, 'Leonardo da Vinci quincentenary exhibition', 1952, no. 165; H. Chapman and M. Faietti, exhib. cat., BM, London, `Fra Angelico to Leonardo: Italian Renaissance Drawings`, 2010, no. 57, pp.220-1 (cat. entry by H. Chapman).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1952, London, Royal Academy, No. 165
1986, BM, Florentine Drawings 16thC, no. 7
1995 Jul-Sept, London, Whitechapel Art Gallery, 'Drawing the Line', no. 116
2006/7 Oct-Jan, Florence, Galleria degli Uffizi, 'The Mind of Leonardo:...'
2010 April-July, BM, `Fra Angelico to Leonardo`, no.57
2011, March-June, Uffizi, Florence, 'Figure, Memorie, Spazio: Disegni da Fra'Angelico a Leonardo', no.57
2017 5-28 Sep, BM, 'Ways of Knowing' (no cat.)
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