East Wing - Leonardo

This area contains traditional oil paintings by Leonardo da Vinci. Larger views are available by clicking on the "postage stamp" images.

Angels and Landscape of the Baptism of Christ

Florence, Uffizi

When Leonardo worked under Verrocchio he participated in many works including this painting of two angels. Leonardo painted the angel on the left, which differs stylistically from its companion on the right.

Detail from the Annuciation

Florence, Uffizi

Painted for the convent of San Bartolomeo di Moneoliveto between 1475 and 1478.

Adoration of the Magi

Florence, Uffizi

This incomplete painting was abandoned when Leonardo went to Milan. Still, it is easy to visualize the intended image from the brown tones and layout.

St. Jermoe

Rome, Vatican Museum

Another unfinished work, from around 1482. It was found in a junk shop in Rome in 1820 by Cardinal Fesch. There is much in common with the style of Leonardo's anatomical sketches.

The Virgin of the Rocks

Paris, Musee du Louvre

This painting was done during Leonardo's first years in Milan.

The Virgin and Child with St. Anne

Paris, Musee du Louvre

Leonardo was commissioned to do this work for the church at St. Annunziata in Florence. In 1501 the design which served as a basis for this painting was displayed to the public, with an enthusiastic response. (See below)

Virgin with St. Anne, the Child and St. John

London, National Gallery

This image was part of the preparation for "The Virgin and Child with St. Anne"

Mona Lisa (1503)

Paris, Louvre

The exact identity of the model for this painting is not known, but it is traditionally identified as the portrait of Monna Lisa del Giocondo that was mentioned by Vasari, and begun in Florence around the year 1503. Leonardo never consigned the work, which he kept as one of his most cherished posessions.

The Last Supper (1497)

Milan, Refectory of S. Maria delle Grazie

Here Christ is surrounded by the Apostles, in Leonardo's most famous religious painting. Serious deterioration due to humidity resulted in the caused the owners to have it restored several times.

Baptism of Christ (1470)

Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Leonardo worked with Andrea Verrrocchio's workshop, which produced this well known painting, originally commissioned for the monastic church of S. Salvi outside Florence. It is considered unfinished. Vasari (a renaissance historian) says that "Leonardo painted an angel holding some clothes and, although quite young, he made it far better than the figures of Andrea [Verrocchio]. The latter would never afterwards touch colors, chagrined that a child should know more than he."

The Benois Madonna (1480)

The Hermitage, St. Petersburg

This product of Leonardo's early Florentine period shows a very common theme; Leonardo produced others that are nearly identical.

Virgin and Child with Vase of Flowers(1478?)

Munich, Alte Pinakothek

This painting shows the subtleties in light that Leonardo was known for; along with an imaginative background.

Virgin and Child

Another familiar theme in Leonardo's work.

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