Da Vinci tour for Diamond Jubilee

Ten of Leonardo da Vinci’s finest drawings in the Royal Collection will tour across the UK

A wonderful collection of Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings have been selected to tour to five locations across the UK this year. The drawings reflect Leonardo’s use of different media and the extraordinary range of his activities – painting and sculpture, engineering, botany, map-making, hydraulics and anatomy.

The exhibition includes designs for chariots fitted with flailing clubs, a study of the head of Leda, a drawing of oak leaves, a double-sided sheet of anatomical sketches, a design for a scheme to drain marshland, a view of a river from a window, a costume study of a man on horseback, drawings of apocalyptic scenes, and a rough study of an old man in profile, one of the last drawings made by the artist.

Leonardo DaVinci Diamond Jubilee Tour
Above: A self-portrait by Da Vinci circa 1512

The collection will be displayed at the following locations:

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
13 January – 25 March 2012

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
30 March – 10 June 2012

Ulster Museum, Belfast
15 June – 27 August 2012

The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum
31 August – 4 November 2012

Ferens Art Gallery, Hull
10 November 2012 – 20 January 2013


Please visit www.royalcollection.org.uk for more information.

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