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Leonardo da Vinci: A Life In Drawing

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It must be nice being the Queen. Imagine having your downstairs full of more than 200 drawings by Leonardo da Vinci suddenly. We like to think of her wandering about Buckingham Palace in her housecoat of a morning, having a vada before the hoi polloi turn up and she has to go and declare something open. It must be quite extraordinary to spend time being able to look at all that art on your own in your very own gallery without hordes of tourists getting in the way, trying to take selfies in front of everything. She doesn’t need to take selfies, of course – she’s got her eek on all the stamps for that.

To mark the 500th anniversary of his death and selected entirely from the unrivalled holdings of the Royal Collection, Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing at The Queen’s Gallery is the largest exhibition of the artists work in over 65 years. Exploring the full range of Leonardo’s interests – painting, sculpture, architecture, anatomy, engineering, cartography, geology and botany – the exhibition provides a comprehensive survey of Leonardo’s life and a unique insight into the workings of his mind.

After all that culture you’re going to need something to eat and drink. It so happens that our restaurant and bar in Victoria is just over the road from the entrance to the Queens Gallery in Cardinal Place. It’s the perfect place to recuperate and reflect on how it’s possible that one man could achieve so much in one relatively short life when most of us can barely focus on just getting through the working week…

Join us: Cardinal Place – 12 Cardinal Walk, Roof Garden Level, Westminster, London SW1E 5JE

0207 630 7390

To reserve a table please go here

For further information and to book to see Leonardo da Vinci: A Life In Drawing go here

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