Derby Museum and Art Gallery is currently displaying a selection of exquisite Leonardo da Vinci drawings from The Royal Collection, for a special exhibition marking the 500th anniversary of the Renaissance Master’s death.
Never-before seen in the city, the works have been gathered together to reflect the full range of Leonardo’s interests, from painting, sculpture, architecture, and music, to anatomy, engineering, cartography, geology and botany. As so much of his life’s work was unrealised or destroyed, it is only in these drawings, and a handful of related manuscripts, that Leonardo’s greatest achievements survive.
This exhibition is part of a nationwide event, with simultaneous shows of Leonardo’s drawings taking place across the UK. In May, over 200 drawings will go on display at The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace.
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