St Christopher

Leonardo da Vinci
Event 3
Saturday October 8th, 3.00pm 
Little Missenden Village Hall

A lecture anticipating the National Gallery’s autumn exhibition

This is an archived event from the 2011 programme.

This lecture will discuss the National Gallery’s forthcoming exhibition (Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan), giving particular attention to his unfinished painting of St Jerome. It will examine the picture in the light of his anatomical and proportional drawings from the late 1480s that will accompany it in the exhibition. Although often dated to the early 1480s when the artist was living in Florence, it will be suggested that the St Jerome is better understood in relation to his intellectual pursuits of almost a decade later. 

Dr Scott Nethersole is Lecturer in Italian Renaissance Art at the Courtauld Institute.  Before this appointment he held the Michael Bromberg Fellowship in Prints and Drawings at the British Museum, and was assistant curator at the National Gallery where he worked on the Leonardo exhibition.  He is curator of the National Gallery’s summer exhibition Devotion by Design: Italian Altarpieces before 1500

For more information on the National Gallery's forthcoming exhibition, click here. For more information on Scott Nethersole, click here.