About the exhibition
Set in the majestic spaces of Palazzo Reale’s Sala delle Cariatidi exhibition ‘Leonardo’s ‘Last Supper’ for Francis I: a masterpiece of silk and silver’ displays – for the first time ever after a long restoration work – a precious tapestry by Leonardo da Vinci depicting a copy of the Last Supper. Created between 1505 and 1510, this unique masterpiece in silk and silver has been commissioned by Louise of Savoy and her husband farncis, Duke of Angouleme, mostly known as Francis I, the King of France.
What’s on display
The Renaissance work is the result of an important loan from the Vatican Museums in Rome and is said to be the result of a long woven work in the Flanders based on a sketch by the Lombard artist Bramantino. The tapestry is one of the most important examples of Leonardo da Vinci’s production during his stay in France and is displayed alongside two tapestries of the Months by Bramantino and the portraits of the Louise of Savoy and Francis I, King of France.