LEONARDO da Vinci
(b. 1452, Vinci, d. 1519, Cloux, near Amboise)
Anatomical studies of a male shoulder1509-10
Pen and ink on paper, 292 x 198 mm
Royal Library, Windsor
Leonardo left hundreds of notebooks filled with drawings in which he explored ideas, compositions, or inventions. His curiosity led him to sketch and puzzle out diverse subjects, such as running water, growing plants, and human anatomy.