In his studies of anatomy, Leonardo implemented a strategy of representation based simultaneously on image and word, on “figuration” and on “description”. Some general images reveal a comparison with the illustrations in the Fasciculo de medicina: for example, the “tree of veins” – the circulatory system – (about 1491) and the large table of the female anatomy (approx. 1508).


  • Title: The female anatomy
  • Creator: Leonardo da Vinci
  • Date Created: circa 1508
  • Physical Location: Windsor, Royal Collection Trust, RL 12281
  • Subject Keywords: Leonardo da Vinci
  • More Information: 8.4_RL 12281_Cardiovascular system_45559_

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