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Exhibition review: The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt at the National Portrait Gallery

This modest but occasionally dazzling exhibition, just 49 pictures in all, focuses on the relationship between artist and sitter. Both Renaissance and Baroque artists, including one each by Leonardo Da Vinci and Rembrandt are on show, but it’s the work of German born Holbein which stands out.

In The Encounter we see an astonishingly lifelike series of drawings by him on loan from…