Leonardo da Vinci, a guide to websites

Leonardo da Vinci paintings, drawings, writings, galleries and museums; a list of websites

Lady with Ermine, Leonardo da Vinci


Le Balze-The Landscapes of Leonardo
The real-life landscape forming the background scenery of The Mona Lisa. A travel itinerary.

Biblioteca Leonardiana di Vinci
Ultime pubblicazioni della Biblioteca Leonardiana. LI Lettura Vinciana. Le battaglie di Leonardo (Codice A, ff. 111r e 110v, ‘Modo di figurare una battaglia’).

Biographies, Leonardo da Vinci facts *

Leonardo da Vinci, background information.

Leonardo as an inventor, a da Vinci Biography
Facts about Leonardo da Vinci, whose innovations anticipated many of the developments of modern science.

Leonardo da Vinci
A biography in the Web Gallery of Art, a searchable image collection and database of European museums.

Leonardo biography.

Leonardo da Vinci
Facts and biography from Answers.com


Devices and Machines, Weapons and Warfare, Flying Machines.

Clos Luce, Amboise, Loire Valley,
the castle where Leonardo da Vinci lived at the end of his life. A display of full-sized  models of the “Fabulous Machines ” based on the  designs of Da Vinci.

Drawings by Leonardo *

The drawings of Leonardo da Vinci
An ever-growing collection of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci thumbnailed and available for downloading.

Leonardo da Vinci’s Paintings and Drawings
An alphabetical List

Universal Leonardo: Leonardo da Vinci online

Anatomy drawings by Leonardo da Vinci. The Royal Collection

Drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci, a virtual gallery.


Galleries and art museums displaying works by Leonardo da Vinci. 


Leonardo da Vinci as scientist, inventor and artist. 


Manor House, where Leonardo da Vinci lived, invited by the king of France 

Milan. Leonardo da Vinci a Milano: visite guidate. 
A visitor’s guide to da Vinci’s Milan

Art museums showing works by Leonardo da Vinci *

Biblioteca Ambrosiana, Milan (Milano)
Exhibition and catalogue of drawings by da Vinci, with images.

a searchable database of European art museums holding works of art by Leonardo.

Krakow Art Museum
Leonardo da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine.

Louvre Museum Leonardo da Vinci collection.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Leonardo da Vinci collection. 

The National Gallery, London. Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan 
‘Leonardo da Vinci: Painter at the Court of Milan’ is the most complete display of Leonardo’s rare surviving paintings ever held.

National Gallery, London, da Vinci collection.

The Royal Collection of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci.

Anatomy drawings by Leonardo da Vinci. The Royal Collection

Church and Convent of Santa Maria delle Grazie, Milan, home of The Last Supper (La Cena Ultima).

Uffizi Gallery Leonardo da Vinci Collection

Uffizi Gallery Leonardo Room

Vatican Museums, Rome

Museo Leonardiano di Vinci
Anchiano, Vinci, Florence

Museums and galleries displaying works by Leonardo da Vinci.


The notebooks *

The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
Translated by R. C. Bell and E. J. Poynter. Project Gutenberg 

The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci
(in English, only text, no drawings)

The Literary Works of Da Vinci Index
The Da Vinci Notebooks

Leonardo da Vinci on the web page of the Italian National Museum of Science and Technology Leonardo da Vinci.

British Library: Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519)

Turning the Pages: High quality version of the Leonardo da Vinci notebooks.
The British Library


Paintings by Leonardo da Vinci *

Paintings by Leonardo da Vinci (large reproductions).

Leonardo da Vinci’s Paintings and Drawings

Leonardo da Vinci. Olga’s Gallery

Wikipedia list of works of art by Leonardo da Vinci.

The Last Supper

The Last Supper (Ultima Cena)

High definition image of The Last Supper (16 billion pixels).

Lady with an Ermine

Lady with an Ermine

Lady with an Ermine
The Princes Czartoryski Museum, Krakow


Annunciation. Uffizi Gallery. Google Art Project

Mona Lisa (La Gioconda in Italian, La Joconde in French)

Mona Lisa (La Jaconde)
An overview and history. WebMuseum

Mona Lisa
Images for a Modern World. An evolving paper posted for discussion and entertainment, by Robert A. Baron.

Wikipedia entry on The Mona Lisa

Images, Google map and Street View of Le Balze, Tuscany: rocks forming some of the landscape detail in The Mona Lisa, The Virgin of the Rocks and The Virgin and Child with St. Anne.

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Virgin of the Rocks
(The National Gallery)

Virgin of the Rocks (Le Louvre)

Virgin of the Rocks; Wikipedia entry.


Web Museum. Sketches and paintings by Leonardo da Vinci.

Walter Pater on the Mona Lisa
From The Renaissance, Studies in Art and Poetry, by Walter Pater
Etexts at Project Gutenberg


The Annunciation by Leonardo da Vinci

The Lady with an Ermine
Lady with an Ermine by Leonardo da Vinci

Virgin of the Rocks
Virgin of the Rocks by Leonardo da Vinci  Le Louvre.

Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci, more commonly Leonardo da Vinci15 April 1452 – 2 May 1519), was an Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. He is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time.