Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing – RSG’s Private Viewing
RSG, Sanderson's parent company, has a long history of sponsoring art exhibitions in Bristol; Grayson Perry’s The Vanity of Small Differences, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year and Rembrandt’s Self Portrait at the Age of 63 to name a few. Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing was the latest exhibition in our partnership with Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.
The exhibition features 12 of da Vinci’s drawings exploring a range of subjects including painting and sculpture to engineering, zoology, botany and anatomy in a variety of media.
As part of our sponsorship of the event, RSG held a private viewing of the exhibition on the 12th February 2019 for a selection of clients and candidates based in the South West. The viewing was an opportunity to catch up with our local networks in the presence of some of the greatest technical drawing in the history of art. It was also a gesture of thanks to our clients for their support throughout the year.
The evening kicked off with speeches from Adam Meadows, Managing Director of RSG, and Jenny Gaschke, the Fine Arts Curator of Bristol Museums & Gallery. Jenny talked us through some of the contextual points of the exhibit as well as key milestones of da Vinci’s life.
Commenting on the event, Adam Meadows said:
“The sponsorship of Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing has been a great highlight in the RSG events calendar and the opportunity to have a private viewing of the exhibition has made it all the more special. It was a rare opportunity to see his work up close and an excellent way to meet with our clients and contractors on a February evening.”
Bristol is one of 12 venues across the UK to host this exhibition. 144 drawings in total have been supplied by The Royal Collection Trust and dispersed between Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Derby, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield, Southampton and Sunderland. All the drawings will be brought together in a major exhibition taking place at The Queen’s Gallery at Buckingham Palace in May 2019, the largest exhibition of da Vinci’s work in over 65 years.
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery’s exhibition will run to the 6th May 2019.
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