The Museo Poldi Pezzoli Museum in Milan, in cooperation with the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, has received the precious painting “Madonna Litta” on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death. This is a unique event in the cultural life of Milan, where the painting was painted more than five hundred years ago.
From 7 November 2019 to 10 February 2020, a masterpiece of the great genius will be seen live.
By the way, along with the painting “Madonna Litta” will be presented other works of Leonardo himself and his students, brought from public and private collections from around the world. The name of the painting comes from the Litta family of Milan, in whose collection it was located most of the 19th century.
Art historians are ambiguous about who owns the authorship of this work. Opinions diverge: some of them believe that the painting belongs to the brush of a student of Leonardo Giovanni Boltraffio or Marco d’Ojono, however, others insist on the handwriting of Leonardo da Vinci.
Madonna Litta at Museo Poldi Pezzoli
The Poldi-Pezzoli Museum is located in the heart of Milan at via Manzoni 12.
Museum opening time:
from 10:00 to 6:00 p.m. (last launch at 5:30 p.m.). The museum is closed on Tuesdays, December 8 and 25, January 1.
From November 16th every Saturday the museum will be open until 21.00 (last entry 30 minutes before closing).
Entrance fee: 14 euros