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This exhibition is 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’s greatest treasures.

 The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace

 Friday, 4 May 2012 to Sunday, 7 October 2012

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British Library launches eBook Treasures

Leonardo da Vinci’s Notebook now available on iPad in spectacular High Definition

The British Library has launched a ground-breaking ‘eBook Treasures’ series which allows iPad users to download entire rare manuscripts. Starting with Leonardo da Vinci’s Codex Arundel (1478-1518) and Geradus Mercator’s Atlas of Europe

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