Virgin and Child with Saint Anne

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  • Virgin and Child with Saint Anne
  • Virgin and Child with St. Anne and a Lamb
  • View: Overall view without frame

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Title

Virgin and Child with Saint Anne
Virgin and Child with St. Anne and a Lamb
View: Overall view without frame

Subject

animal; landscape; New Testament; saints; Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint; mother and child; Madonna; sacrificial lamb

Description

Although the St. John was at one time assumed to be the last of Leonardo’s surviving paintings, it now seems more likely that the Virgin and Child with St. Anne and a Lamb (Paris, Louvre) occupies this place. The forms of the draperies, rocks and landscape and the optical subtleties can best be aligned with his drawings and writings around 1515, when he was in Rome. The composition takes up the experiments of the lost cartoon of 1501; the integration of the three figures and the lamb is achieved by the shaping of their forms into a series of interlocking curves. The fluency of the motion disguises the physical improbability of the pyramidal group.

Creator

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian painter, 1452-1519)

Source

Description: Grove Art Online; http://www.oxfordartonline.com/

Date

ca. 1499-1515 (creation)

Contributor

Fredlund, William

Rights

publicDomain

Format

oil paint on panel (poplar)
66 in (height) x 44 in (width)

Type

painting (visual work)

Identifier

leon081x.jpg

Coverage

Musée du Louvre (Paris, Île-de-France, France) INV 776; 1st arrondissement; from François I’s collection
Renaissance

Files

Citation

Leonardo da Vinci (Italian painter, 1452-1519), “Virgin and Child with Saint Anne,” Institute Images Online, accessed December 16, 2017, http://westerncivart.com/items/show/2923.

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