LEONARDO DA VINCI: TEN DRAWINGS FROM THE ROYAL COLLECTION

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WOLLATON HALL MUSEUM COLLECTION
Leonardo da Vinci Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection

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The drawings of Leonardo da Vinci are the richest, most wide-ranging, most technically brilliant and most endlessly fascinating of any artist. The unrivalled group of his drawings at Windsor Castle is one of the greatest treasures of the Royal Collection.
This catalogue of ten of Leonardo’s finest drawings accompanies an exhibition organised by Royal Collection Trust, touring to four venues in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland in 2016, and demonstrates many of the different interests of the archetypal Renaissance man.
Throughout 2016, ten of the finest drawings by Leonardo da Vinci in the Royal Collection travelled to four museums and galleries across the United Kingdom and Ireland in a new exhibition.
Nottingham Castle Museum was one of the four sites chosen.
The works were selected to show the extraordinary scope of the artist’s interests, from painting and sculpture to engineering, zoology, botany, mapmaking and anatomy, as well as his use of different media – pen and ink, red and black chalks, watercolour and metalpoint.
Through drawing, Leonardo attempted to record and understand the world around him. He maintained that an image transmitted knowledge more accurately and concisely than any words. Nonetheless, many of his drawings are extensively annotated, including the sheet of Studies for casting the equestrian monument to Francesco Sforza, c.1492–4, and the double-sided page from a notebook of anatomical studies, The heart compared to a seed and The vessels of the liver, spleen and kidneys, c.1508.
There are almost 600 drawings by Leonardo da Vinci in the Royal Collection. They were originally bound into a single album, which was probably acquired in the 17th century by Charles II. Beyond the 20 or so surviving paintings by Leonardo, the artist’s drawings are the main source of our knowledge of this extraordinary Renaissance man and his many activities.
Leonardo’s drawings are the richest, most wide-ranging, most technically brilliant, and most endlessly fascinating of any artist.

Presented by – THE WOLLATON HALL MUSEUM COLLECTION
Paperback.
28 x 25.5 cm
ISBN: 9781909741300

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