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Exhibition

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

A nationwide celebration during 2019

Leonardo da Vinci
Portrait of Leonardo da Vinci attributed to Francesco Melzi ©

144 of Leonardo da Vinci’s greatest drawings in the Royal Collection are displayed in 12 simultaneous exhibitions across the UK to mark the 500th anniversary of his death.

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing features 12 drawings at each venue, all selected to reflect the full range of Leonardo's interests – painting, sculpture, architecture, music, anatomy, engineering, cartography, geology and botany.

In May over 200 drawings will go on display at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, and then the exhibition will move to The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse in November.

Learn more about the exhibition in this video:

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Selected works

Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)

The head of Leda

Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)

A deluge

Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)

Cats, lions, and a dragon

Leonardo da Vinci (Vinci 1452-Amboise 1519)

Studies of a baby

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