10 September: Leonardo da Vinci - private curator-led tour at the Queen's Gallery
14 September: private view of Jewels! The Glitter of the Russian Court at the Hermitage Amsterdam
LEONARDO DA VINCI : A LIFE IN DRAWING
PRIVATE CURATOR LED TOUR
TUESDAY, 10 SEPTEMBER 2019: 8.30 am
QUEEN'S GALLERY, BUCKINGHAM PALACE, LONDON
Join us for a private tour with Martin Clayton, curator of this exhibition which marks the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci's death, at The Queen's Gallery. More than 200 drawings are on display, the largest exhibition of the artist's work in over 65 years. It explores the full range of Leonardo's interests - painting, sculpture, architecture, anatomy, engineering, cartography, geology and botany - providing a comprehensive survey of his life and a unique insight into the workings of his mind.
Martin Clayton, Head of Prints and Drawings, said 'The drawings of Leonardo da Vinci are both beautiful and the main source of our knowledge of the artist. We hope that as many people as possible will take this unique opportunity to see these extraordinary works, which allow us to enter one of the greatest minds in history'
JEWELS: GLITTER OF THE RUSSIAN COURT
Friends' Opening Event
14 September 2019: 2pm
The Hermitage Amsterdam celebrates its Jubilee with an exhibition on one of the Hermitage’s greatest treasures, the fabulous jewellery collection. Hundreds of them will be in this Jubilee Exhibition, together with many portraits and a profusion of richly decorated gowns and ensembles once worn by the highest echelons at the Russian court in St Petersburg, they represent two centuries in fashion and jewels. Meet the country’s flamboyant empresses – Anna, Elizabeth and Catherine the Great – as well as grand dukes and duchesses, tsarinas and noble fashionistas of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. For balls and parties they wore dazzling costumes, set off by bijoux carefully selected to demonstrate identity, taste, breeding and wealth. Pieces were ordered from leading houses like Cartier, Tiffany and – of course – Fabergé, special supplier to the Imperial Crown.
Members of The Hermitage Foundation UK are invited to this event - it is one of the benefits of being a subscriber. If you would like to join us at this Friends' preview please: