Ten Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration
Bristol Museum and Art Gallery
Saturday, 31 March 2012 to Sunday, 10 June 2012
To mark the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen, ten of Leonardo da Vinci’s finest drawings in the Royal Collection will tour to five venues across the UK. They have been selected to reflect Leonardo’s use of different media and the extraordinary range of his activities - painting and sculpture, engineering, botany, mapmaking, 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.