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Leonardo da Vinci’s Famous Artworks Have Become A Beautiful Stamp Collection
By Yoon Sann Wong, 14 Feb 2019
‘Studies of cats’ (c.1517–18) on view at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery (left) and ‘The head of Leda’ (c.1505–08), on view at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool (right)
On 13 February, the Royal Mail released a gorgeous collection of UK postage stamps featuring iconic artworks by famous artist Leonardo da Vinci.
The ‘Leonardo da Vinci Stamp Set’, which comprises 12 Special First Class Stamps, has been issued to celebrate the 500th anniversary of the artist’s death.
Its release coincides with 12 exhibitions presently open in the UK, which have 144 of the Italian artist’s works on display as part of the multi-institutional Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing show.
These miniature da Vinci artworks from the Royal Collection Trust include The skull sectioned, A sprig of guelder rose, Studies of cats, A star-of-Bethlehem and other plants, The anatomy of the shoulder and foot, The head of Leda, The head of a bearded man, The skeleton, The head of St Philip, A woman in a landscape, A design for an equestrian monument, and The fall of light on a face.
The ‘Leonardo da Vinci Stamp Set’ is available via the Royal Mail for £8.04 (US$10.30).
‘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 fall of light on a face’ (c.1488), on view at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.
‘A star-of-Bethlehem and other plants’ (c.1506–12), on view at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow.
‘The skull sectioned’ (1489), on view at Ulster Museum, Belfast.
‘The head of a bearded man’ (c.1517–18), on view at Derby Museum and Art Gallery.
‘A sprig of guelder-rose’ (c.1506–12), on view at Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.
‘A design for an equestrian monument’ (c.1485–88), on view at Leeds Art Gallery.
‘The anatomy of the shoulder and foot’ (c.1510–11), on view at Southampton City Art Gallery.
‘A woman in a landscape’ (c.1517–18), on view at Manchester Art Gallery.
[via artnet News, images via Royal Mail]
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