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Leonardo da Vinci – Drawings from the Biblioteca Reale in Turin

2008 | Birmingham Museum of Art
Exhibition Catalog
132 pages / hardcover and softcover editions
Typeset in Adobe Jenson, Cloister Open Face, and Legacy Sans

The Birmingham Museum of Art hosted one of the most significant groups of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci to be loaned to a U.S. museum by the Biblioteca Reale (Royal Library) in Turin, Italy. The exhibition Leonardo da Vinci: Drawings from the Biblioteca Reale in Turin encompassed one of Leonardo’s most celebrated notebooks, the Codex on the Flight of Birds, and 11 important drawings, including one described by Bernard Berenson as the “most beautiful drawing in the world.” The drawings have never before traveled as a group nor in their entirety been made available outside of Italy. The catalog presented all 11 drawings and the codex at original scale.

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