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Leonardo through his drawings

The sheet focuses on a branch of blackberry (Rubus fruticosus L.), curving slightly under the weight of the mass of berries, though the early collector's number (Melzi's) 133 inscribed twice on the drawing shows that he was not sure which way up the sheet

A branch of blackberry, and a stem of bird's-foot trefoil ©

12 February 2019

Times: 7pm – 8.30pm

Martin Clayton (Head of Prints and Drawings at the Royal Collection) explores how drawings occupied a central place in Leonardo’s work and thought, and how so many of his great works of art and ground-breaking scientific investigations are today known only through his drawings and notes.

TICKETS: £5 ADULTS / £3.30 STUDENTS STUDENTS / FREE FOR DERBY MUSEUMS FRIENDS

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