The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and the Infant Saint John the Baptist ('The Burlington House Cartoon')

Charcoal (and wash?) heightened with white chalk on paper, mounted on canvas | 141.5 x 104.6cm | c. 1499-1500

Leonardo da Vinci

The Virgin Mary sits on her mother's lap, her attention focused on the wriggling Christ Child. Her mother, Saint Anne, looks intently at her through deep-set eyes and points upwards to the heavens, indicating the child's divinity. Christ's cousin, Sa...
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