Studies of the Leg of a Man and a Horse's Head (recto); sketches of the back of a man's left shoulder and a chained (?) figure.

Pen and brown ink (the horse's head in a different pen and brown ink), brush and wash in two shades of brown (recto); red chalk and pencil (verso) | 33 x 24.5cm | Second quarter 16th century

Central Italian, second quarter 16th century

The detailed explorations of the muscular structure of the human leg, seen from varying points of view in this sheet, attest to the importance of anatomical studies during the Renaissance. In order to better understand the human form, artists such as...
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