The head of Leda (c 1505-08). Black chalk, pen and ink.
25 April 2019
Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool
SJ 34995 90768; 53.40969°N, 2.97936°W
In February 2019, to mark the 500th anniversary of his death, 144 of Leonardo da Vinci’s drawings from the Royal Collection went on display in 12 concurrent exhibitions across the UK, with each venue hosting 12 separate works.
Walker Art Gallery
A Life in Drawing
The drapery of the Madonna’s thigh (c 1515-17). Charcoal, black chalk partly washed over, touches of brown wash, white heightening.
Studies of a horse (c 1490). Metalpoint on blue-grey prepared paper.
A masquerader on horseback (c 1517-18). Black chalk, pen and ink, on rough paper.
Sprigs of oak and dyer’s greenweed (c 1506-12). Red chalk, touches of white chalk, on orange-red prepared paper.
The muscles of the upper spine (c 1510-11). Black chalk, pen and ink, wash.
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