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Leonardo Da Vinci 'blockbuster' opens in London

Crowds of art lovers are visiting the National Gallery in London as its "blockbuster" Leonardo da Vinci show opens to the public.

The exhibition, which runs until 5 February, is expected to be one of the most popular in the gallery's history and is sold out until mid-December.

Leonardo: Painter at the Court of Milan focuses on his formative years as a court artist in the 1480s and 1490s.

It features nine paintings and many more drawings by the legendary artist.

Will Gompertz reports.

  • 11 Nov 2011
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