leonardo da vinci: a life in drawing

Museums across the world are celebrating the art and legacy of the Italian painter, sculptor, architect, and engineer. The UK postal service, the Royal Mail, is issuing a run of stamps featuring some of the artist’s most renowned drawings to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death.

In tandem with the special edition, twelve culture institutions throughout the UK will be showcasing a total of 144 of da Vinci’s works in the dispersed show Leonardo da Vinci : A life in Drawing. The exhibitions opened at the beginning of February and are on view through May 6, 2019 in Glasgow, Cardiff, Bristol, Leeds, and other UK cities. Stamps sets are available from Royal Mail

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The head of Leda (c.1505–08), on view at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

The skull sectioned (1489), on view at Ulster Museum, Belfast

A star-of-Bethlehem and other plants (c.1506–12), on view at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

Studies of cats (c.1517–18) on view at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

The fall of light on a face (c.1488), on view at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

The head of St. Philip (c.1495) on view at Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

The skeleton (c.1510–11) on view at Cymru/National Museum Wales, Cardiff

The skeleton (c.1510–11) on view at Cymru/National Museum Wales, Cardiff

A design for an equestrian monument (c.1485–88), on view at Leeds Art Gallery.
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