Exhibition: ‘La Madonna Litta. Leonardo and his Pupils’

by Giulia Minero
On the left, Leonardo da Vinci's Madonna Litta, © Museo Statale Ermitage, San Pietroburgo, 2019. On the right Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio Madonna con il Bambino, © Milano, Museo Poldi Pezzoli


7 Nov, 2019 - 10 Feb, 2020


10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Museo Poldi Pezzoli


About the exhibition

After over 30 years, one of the masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci, the painting of the Madonna Litta makes its comeback to the Poldi Pezzoli Museum from the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. The painting is displayed alongside other 20 paintings created in the last decades of the 15th century by Leonardo and his pupils among Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio and Marco d’Oggiono, as well as Francesco Napoletano.

The works on display

During the exhibition, the Madonna Litta is displayed side by side with another composition contemporary to the work by Leonardo da Vinci, the ‘Madonna with the Child’ by Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio, a part of the permanent collection of the Poldi Pezzoli House Museum. The two works, dating back to the same period and featuring similar sketching techniques are now gathered under the same roof after years apart. The display also features the painting of the breast-feeding Madonna by one of the local Lombard artists of the 16th century.


Tickets and Information

Full ticket: 10 euro
Reduced ticket:7 euro

Online tickets are available on Mida Ticket

For additional information, please visit www.museopoldipezzoli.it