The Madonna of the Yarnwinder

Oil on panel | 62.0 x 44.0cm | About 1501

Leonardo da Vinci

An unusually large Christ Child is seated on a rocky outcrop beside his mother, gazing intently at a cross-shaped yarnwinder as if already aware of his future crucifixion. The Virgin's tender expression and hesitant gesture reinforce the poignancy of...
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