16 May – 12 January 2020
What A multimedia programme centred on the castle where Leonardo arrived in 1482 to spend 17 years in the service of Duke Ludovico Sforza.
Where Castello Sforzesco, Milan.
Until 14 July
What The first comprehensive retrospective of Andrea del Verrocchio that sheds light on the Florentine artist’s relationship with his famous pupil, Leonardo.
Where Palazzo Strozzi and Musei del Bargello, Florence.
24 October – 24 February 2020
What A contender for blockbuster of the year: the Louvre already hosts da Vinci’s instantly recognisable Mona Lisa (plus four others); this year it brings together an unprecedented set of his masterpieces.
Where Musée du Louvre, Paris.
24 May – 13 October
What With 200 pieces on show, this is the largest exhibition of the artist’s works on paper in 65 years, from preparatory sketches to scientific studies.
Where The Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London.
1 June – 6 October
What Display centred around a mysterious drawing that mirrors the size and pose of Leonardo’s Mona Lisa, with new research that suggests it could have been the work of the maestro himself.
Where Domaine de Chantilly, France.