10 Drawings by Leonardo da Vinci

A Diamond Jubilee Celebration: A Royal Collection touring exhibition

Five locations:
• Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery 13 January – 25 March 2012
• Bristol Museum & Art Gallery 30 March – 10 June 2012
• Ulster Museum, Belfast 15 June – 27 August 2012
• The McManus: Dundee’s Art Gallery & Museum 31 August – 4 November 2012
• Ferens Art Gallery, Hull  10 November 2012 – 20 January 2013

"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". Royal Collection website