• Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist
  • Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist
  • Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist
  • Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist
  • Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist

Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist

Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist

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Subject: Art History Science

A selection of high-resolution images of Leonardo da Vinci's studies of the human body, provided by the Royal Collection Trust.

The high resolution images uploaded into the LGfL Gallery are supplied by the Royal Collection Trust and are examples from the Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomist exhibition at The Queen's Gallery - Buckingham Palace.

The exhibition was the largest ever of Leonardo da Vinci’s studies of the human body. Leonardo has long been recognised as one of the great artists of the Renaissance, but he was also a pioneer in the understanding of human anatomy.

He intended to publish his ground-breaking work in a treatise on anatomy and had he done so, his discoveries would have transformed European knowledge of the subject. But on Leonardo’s death in 1519 the drawings remained a mass of undigested material among his private papers and their significance was effectively lost to the world for almost 400 years. Today they are among the Royal Collection Trust’s greatest treasures.

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The Royal Collection Trust is one of the most important art collections in the world. It contains paintings and drawings by many of the greatest artists of Western Art including Leonardo da Vinci, Holbein, Rembrandt, Van Dyck and Vermeer, as well as superb examples of works of art from all over the world – furniture, ceramics, silver and gold, sculpture, books and armour. Items from the Royal Collection Trust can be seen at royal residences across Britain and at The Queen’s Galleries in London and Edinburgh.

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