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British Library - Users can “turn the pages” of the online version of the Arundel Code kept in the Library. There is a text and audio commentary for each page, as well as a mirror writing reading tool and magnifying glass.
Alte Pinakotheke - Leonardo’s Madonna of the Carnation is held at the Alte Pinakothek, Münich.
Ashmolean Museum - Some of Leonardo’s drawings are held at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.
British Museum - Compass - The British Museum’s collection of about 5000 digital objects includes some of the drawings by Leonardo held at the Museum.
Castello Sforzesco - In the Castello Sforzesco, Milan, survives a mural painting by Leonardo in the Sala delle Asse. The Biblioteca Trivulziana, where the Codx Trivulzianus is kept, is also part of the Castello Sforzesco.
Czartoryski Museum - The Portrait of Cecilia Gallerani (The Lady with the Ermine) belongs to the Czartoryski Museum, Cracow. The site provides interesting information on how the painting made its way to the museum.
Galleria degli Uffizi - The Uffizi house Leonardo’s Annunciation, The Baptism of Christ and the Adoration of the Magi as well as many other important drawings by the master.
Gallerie dell’Accademia - The Gallerie dell’Accademia, Venice, contain important collections of 14th-18th centuries Venetian paintings as well as a number of drawings by Leonardo.
Musée du Louvre - The Musée du Louvre holds Leonardo’s masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, as well as other paintings and drawings by the artist.
Musei Vaticani - St Jerome is held at the Pinacoteca Vaticana, part of the Musei Vaticani, Rome. On this site, one can visualise high resolution details of the painting.
National Gallery of Art, Washington - The Gallery houses the Portrait of Ginevra de’ Benci. Additional information about the painting includes a bibliography and its provenance and exhibition history.
National Gallery, London - One of the two versions of the Virgin of the Rocks and Tobias and the Angel are both held at the National Gallery, London.
Royal Collection - The Royal Collection, Windsor, houses a collection of over 600 drawings by Leonardo including his anatomical studies.
Santa Maria delle Grazie - The convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan, houses the Last Supper. The site provides background information about the painting, its last restoration and a bibliography.
State Hermitage Museum - Both the Madonna and Child (Benois Madonna) and the Madonna and Child (Madonna Litta) are part of the collection of the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg.
Szépmûvészeti Muzeum - The Budapest Museum of Fine Arts displays Leonardo’s Equestrian statue and also possesses some of his drawings.
Giorgio Vasari: Life of Leonardo - Leonardo's biography written by Antonio Vasari in his "Lives of the Most Eminent Italian Architects, Painters, and Sculptors" first published in 1550.
Leoanrdo da Vinci. Master Draftsman - The web site accompanying the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s exhibition on Leonardo. It contains essays and a bibliography from the catalogue as well as images of the works exhibited.
Leonardo da Vinci - A virtual journey through Leonardo’s life, including sections on the Mona Lisa’s smile, the bicycle and Leonardo’s family tree.
Mona Lisa - Musée du Louvre - An excellent interactive resource that takes a closer look at the Mona Lisa revealing the secrets behind her smile.
Mona Lisa: 3D examination - Background information, images and animations on the most important scientific study carried out on the Mona Lisa.
Museo della Scienza, Milan - A wide range of images of models of Leonardo’s machines and inventions
as well as information about his life, manuscripts and web links.
Museo della Storia della Scienza, Florence - An online exhibit of Leonardo in the context of Renaissance
engineering. There is a wide selection of images of models of
inventions, manuscripts and animations of machines.
Museo Leonardiano di Vinci - A virtual tour of the museum’s three floors populated with models of
Leonardo’s machines and images of manuscript pages. The museum’s
Library keeps a record of everything that has been published on
Leonardo all over the world.
Museum of Science, Boston - A great educational resource on Leonardo including interactive activities, lesson plans, videos of the building of the exhibition, and background information on Leonardo’s work.
The Codex Leicester - A thematic exploration of the Codex Leicester, with detailed references and quotes from the manuscript.
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci - Full text of The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci, 2 vols, translated by
Jean Paul Richter, 1888, made available on the web by the Project
Wikipedia: Leonardo da Vinci - The Wikipedia entry on Leonardo discusses his life and works, provides bibliographical references, a list of useful web sites as well as images.