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Posted on 08.02.18

Queen lends Leonardo da Vinci works to Glasgow museum

A Glasgow museum has landed a major Leonardo da Vinci art display to mark the 500th anniversary of his death.

The Queen has lent 12 da Vinci drawings to Kelvingrove Museum as part of a celebration of the work of one of the world's greatest artists.

A selection from the Royal Collection will go to 12 venues across the UK before they come together for a larger exhibition in 2019.

Kelvingrove is the only Scottish museum to host the event.

Highlights of the exhibition in Glasgow include "A star-of-Bethlehem and other plants" c.1506-12 and "The anatomy of a bear's foot", c.1488-90.

The exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing, will be displayed simultaneously in the 12 locations from February until May with different works on view in each.

A total of 144 drawings will go on show.

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