Salvador Dalì as Mona Lisa photographed by Philippe Halsman

Renaissance man though he undoubtedly was, Leonardo da Vinci was very much a part-time artist. Among the wrecks and ruins and dubious attributions, Leonardo produced very few paintings – around 20, about some of which scholarly debate continues. There are nine in the National Gallery exhibition, all dated from his years in Milan, as well as Giampietrino‘s almost 8 metre-wide 1520 scale copy of Leonardo’s 1492-8 Last Supper.

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