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Book Competition

28 August 2015

This week’s competition prize is Drawing in Silver and Gold:
Leonardo to Jasper Johns, by Stacey Sell & Hugo Chapman (Princeton University Press, £34.95).
 Click here for your chance to win.

From the Middle Ages to the present, master draftsmen have used the technique of metalpoint to create some of the most beautiful and technically accomplished drawings in the history of art. This beautifully illustrated book examines the practice of metalpoint over six centuries, in the work of artists ranging from Leonardo, Dürer, and Rembrandt to Otto Dix and Jasper Johns. Drawing in Silver and Gold offers fresh interpretations of a practice central to the history of drawing and will serve as the most authoritative reference on metalpoints for years to come.

For your chance to win simply answer the following question and submit your details here before midday on 11 September 2015.

In which museum collection is Leonardo’s celebrated silverpoint drawing, Bust of a Warrior (c. 1475/1480)?

This competition closes at midday on 11 September 2015.

For our last competition prize we offered Object Lessons: The Visualisation of Nineteenth-Century Life Sciences, by George Loudon (Ridinghouse, £24.95).

Whose collection of anatomical specimens provided the founding collection for the Hunterian Museum in London?

Answer: John Hunter

Congratulations to the winner, Sara Ayres.

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