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Buckingham Palace hosts Leonardo da Vinci exhibition

Date Posted: 18/04/2012

The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace will present new exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist from the 4th May to 7th October.

Billed as the largest ever exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci’s studies of the human body to be shown at The Queen’s Gallery; group visitors will have the chance to view over 90 anatomical drawings.

One of the great artists of the Renaissance, Leonardo was also a pioneer in the understanding of human anatomy. He intended to publish his groundbreaking work in a treatise on anatomy, and had he done so, his discoveries would have transformed European knowledge of the subject.

However Leonardo’s death in 1519 meant that the drawings remained a mass of undigested material among his private papers, and were effectively lost to the world for almost 400 years.

Group travel organisers can arrange exhibition talks on Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist, in addition to private viewing hours on selected dates.

For further group travel information telephone: 020-7766 7321 or e-mail

Photo credit: The Royal Collection (c) 2011, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

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