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A Treatise on Painting, by Leonardo da Vinci
Senex and Taylor, London


LDE T1020   CID185  How to touch the Muscles of a Nudity

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In Naked Figures those Members must show their Muscles the boldest and most distinct, upon which the greatest stress is laid; and that these may have the better effect, observe not to distract the attention of those who view them by too great a multiplicity; only showing the Muscles of such Members as have the most considerable share in the Action exhibited; in com parison with which, the rest must appear lax and ennervate.