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Leonardo da Vinci

Musée du Louvre, Paris

24 Oct 2019 - 24 Feb 2020

This long-awaited show to mark 500 years since the death of Leonardo includes more than 100 drawings, sculptures, and manuscripts. And with rare loans of some of his very few surviving paintings joining the museum’s own, this grand survey makes the case that painting was the Italian polymath’s greatest passion. Find out more from the Louvre’s website. 

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La Belle Ferronnière (1490), Leonardo da Vinci.

La Belle Ferronnière (1490), Leonardo da Vinci. Photo: RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre)/Michel Urtado

A study of a woman’s hands (c. 1490), Leonardo da Vinci. Photo: Royal Collection Trust, © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, 2019

The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and Saint John the Baptist (c. 1499–1500), Leonardo da Vinci.

The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and Saint John the Baptist (c. 1499–1500), Leonardo da Vinci. Photo: © National Gallery, London

Saint John the Baptist (1513–16), Leonardo da Vinci.

Saint John the Baptist (1513–16), Leonardo da Vinci. Photo: © RMN-Grand Palais (musée du Louvre)/Tony Querrec

Portrait of a Musician (1485–90), Leonardo da Vinci

Portrait of a Musician (1485–90), Leonardo da Vinci. Photo: © Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana

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