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British Museum exhibits Renaissance drawings

23rd April 2010

A major exhibition of Italian Renaissance drawings opened at the British Museum yesterday (April 22nd).

Running until July 25th, the Fra Angelico to Leonardo show brings together 100 works from the collections of the museum and the Gabinetto Disegni e Stampe Uffizi in Florence.

Drawings from between 1400 and 1510 by masters such as Fra Angelico, Leonardo da Vinci, Botticelli, Michelangelo, Titian and Verrocchio are included in the collection, which was described as the 'finest group of Italian Renaissance drawings' to be shown in the UK for more than 70 years.

The British Museum explained that the bulk of the exhibited pieces are working studies never intended to be seen outside the studio, but are important as they offer insight into the development of artistic practices.

'It was during the 15th century that the stages of designing a painting from initial sketch to final design were worked out and this process remained in place until the modern age,' the institution continued.

Last year, Head of a Muse, a drawing by Raphael, was sold at auction for GBP 29.2 million, beating the previous record price for an Old Master drawing of GBP 8.1 million.

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