A Dozen New Stamps Celebrate Leonardo da Vinci’s Drawings

 
The head of Leda (c.1505–08), on view at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

The head of Leda (c.1505–08), on view at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool

 

The innovative yet timeless drawings of Leonardo da Vinci will soon be arriving in mailboxes around the U.K., thanks to a special stamp release marking the quincentennial anniversary of the Italian artist’s death. In tandem with the special stamp edition, twelve cultural institutions throughout the United Kingdom will be showcasing a total of 144 of da Vinci’s works in the dispersed show Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing. The exhibitions opened at the beginning of February and are on view through May 6, 2019 in Glasgow, Cardiff, Bristol, Leeds, and other U.K. cities. Stamp sets are available from Royal Mail.

The skeleton (c.1510–11) on view at Cymru/National Museum Wales, Cardiff

The skeleton (c.1510–11) on view at Cymru/National Museum Wales, Cardiff

The head of St. Philip (c.1495) on view at Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

The head of St. Philip (c.1495) on view at Millennium Gallery, Sheffield

Studies of cats (c.1517–18) on view at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

Studies of cats (c.1517–18) on view at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery

The skull sectioned (1489), on view at Ulster Museum, Belfast

The skull sectioned (1489), on view at Ulster Museum, Belfast

The skeleton (c.1510–11) on view at Cymru/National Museum Wales, Cardiff

The skeleton (c.1510–11) on view at Cymru/National Museum Wales, Cardiff

A star-of-Bethlehem and other plants (c.1506–12), on view at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

A star-of-Bethlehem and other plants (c.1506–12), on view at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow

 
The fall of light on a face (c.1488), on view at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

The fall of light on a face (c.1488), on view at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery

 

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