Front cover of Leonardo Da Vinci, a life in drawing catalogue front cover, featuring a pencil self-portrait of Da Vinci.

Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing Catalogue Paperback

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Official exhibition catalogue in paperback containing 200 works from the Royal Collection.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) practiced as a painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, costume designer, anatomist, botanist, map-maker and much more. The activity that unified these interests was drawing. Leonardo drew to develop his artistic and engineering projects, to record his perceptions of the world around him, to explore his own imagination and to think.

Martin Clayton is Head of Prints and Drawing, Royal Collection Trust. He has published widely on the Italian drawings in the Royal Collection, with titles including Castiglione: Lost Genius, Canaletto in Venice, and Raphael and His Circle. His many works on Leonardo include Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist, The Mechanics of Man and The Divine and the Grotesque.


Format: Paperback, 255 pages

Dimensions: 19.9 x 25.4 x 2.2cm

Publisher: Royal Collection Trust



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