Explore the important role and impact of Leonardo’s paintings and drawings in key British private and public collections
With a focus on the reception of Leonardo in Britain, this conference also looks at the broader British context of the reception of his art and science by addressing selected manuscripts and the first English editions of his 'Treatise on Painting', as well as historiographical approaches to Leonardo.
Initially conceived as a collaborative project between the late Romano Nanni, former director of the Biblioteca Leonardiana, Vinci and Juliana Barone at Birkbeck College, University of London, the conference has developed into a wider collaboration between these two institutions and the National Gallery, the Warburg Institute, London, and the Kunsthistorisches Institut, Florence.
This is a three-day conference, with each day held at the different partner institutions:
25 May: Birkbeck College, London
26 May: The National Gallery, London
27 May: The Warburg Institute, London
Jean Luc Baroni Ltd
Image above: Detail from Leonardo da Vinci, The Burlington House Cartoon, about 1499-1500