Drawing in Silver and Gold

Mon 9 November 2015 : 9:00am – 10:00am

‚ÄčAn exclusive Drawing Circle visit to Drawing in Silver and Gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns at The British Museum

Join Hugo Chapman, Simon Sainsbury Keeper of Prints & Drawings and Drawing Room Directors for this special out of hours exhibition tour.  

Drawing in silver and gold: Leonardo to Jasper Johns is an opportunity to see 100 exceptional drawings created using the exquisite metalpoint technique. It features works by some of the greatest artists working from the late 14th century to the present including Rogier van der Weyden, Petrus Christus, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Albrecht Dürer, Hans Holbein the Elder, Lucas van Leyden, Rembrandt, Edward Burne-Jones, William Holman Hunt, Otto Dix, Jasper Johns and Bruce Nauman. Works drawn from the British Museum’s superb collection of metalpoint drawings sit alongside major loans from European and American museums as well as private collections, including four sheets by Leonardo da Vinci from the Royal Collection. 

★★★★★ ‘sensationally beautiful’ The Guardian

​This is an exclusive event for our supporters group Drawing Circle, find out more about how to join here.

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Rogier van der Weyden (1400-1464), Head of the Virgin Metalpoint, on prepared paper, mid-15th century