Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and Saint John the Baptist

All Titles

  • Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and Saint John the Baptist
  • Burlington House Cartoon
  • View: Overall view without frame

Dublin Core

Title

Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and Saint John the Baptist
Burlington House Cartoon
View: Overall view without frame

Subject

human figure; New Testament; saints; Jesus Christ; John, the Baptist, Saint; Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint; preparatory study

Description

The Virgin Mary sits on the lap of her mother, Saint Anne. The Christ Child blesses his cousin Saint John the Baptist (the child on the right). Saint Anne’s gesture, her finger pointing to heaven, alludes to Christ’s future destiny. This large drawing is a cartoon, that is, a full-size preparatory study for a painting.

Creator

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian artist, 1452-1519)

Source

Description: National Gallery (London) [website]; http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/

Date

ca. 1499-1500 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

William Fredlund

Format

charcoal heightened with white on paper (mounted on canvas)
141.5 cm (height) x 104.6 cm (width)

Type

drawing (visual work)

Identifier

leon080.jpg

Coverage

National Gallery (London, England, United Kingdom) NG6337; Trafalgar Square
Renaissance

Files

Citation

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian artist, 1452-1519), “Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and Saint John the Baptist,” Institute Images Online, accessed December 16, 2017, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2922.

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