Leonardo exhibition set to draw the crowds

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His reputation as one of the world’s greatest artists has stood the test of time, but Leonardo da Vinci was no mean costume designer or drainage engineer either.

A selection of 10 of the 600 drawings held in the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle, which are coming to Hull in November, shows off the ultimate Renaissance man’s many and varied achievements.

The drawings – one no bigger than a playing card and which include a design for a monument that was never cast and a map of marshland near Rome – have already gone on tour to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and are drawing 1,000 people a day through the doors at Birmingham Art Gallery.


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