Leonardo da Vinci

A Life in Drawing



ISBN: 9781909741669 Category:

Martin Clayton


Drawing was Leonardo da Vinci’s primary artistic activity. He used drawing to think, to explore the world around him and to develop his other artistic projects. His drawings are among the most diverse and technically accomplished in the entire history of art, and the Royal Collection holds by far the most important selection of these.

This book provides an authoritative account of Leonardo’s work and represents the full breadth of his interests including maps and botanical sketches, anatomical illustrations and studies of the face, scientific drawings and engineering designs.

Additional information

Weight 1046 g
Dimensions 26.1 x 20 cm
Publisher name Royal Collection Trust
Publication date 26 January 2021
Number of pages 256
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 26.1 x 20 cm
Weight 1046 g


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Martin Claytonis Head of Prints and Drawings, Royal Collection Trust, and has published extensively on works in the Royal Collection.