Thousands of art lovers are expected to flock to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for the start of a special exhibition featuring drawings by Leonardo Da Vinci.
The show, which starts on January 13 features 10 drawings and is being held to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
It will be the first time that works by the Renaissance master Leonardo da Vinci have gone on show in Birmingham.
The exhibition has been selected to show the scope of Da Vinci’s interests: painting and sculpture, engineering, botany, mapmaking, hydraulics and anatomy.
Amongst the works included in the exhibition is The Head of Leda – painted around 1505-6.
The Work, which is based on Greek mythology, is a preparatory drawing for the painting Leda and the Swan which was destroyed around 1700.
Also in the show is The Head Of An Old Bearded Man In Profile. This is probably one of the very last drawings made by the artist around 1517-18.
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