1500 – 1600
End of the Renaissance and the Reformation

Leonardo's Virgin and Child with St Anne and St John the Baptist (Burlington House Cartoon)


Leonardo da Vinci, The Virgin and Child with St Anne and St John the Baptist
(Burlington House Cartoon), c. 1499-1500, charcoal and chalk on paper, 55.7 × 41.2 inches
(National Gallery, London)

Speakers: Dr. Beth Harris, Dr. Steven Zucker 

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Mary wrote on Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Would it not be Mary the mother of Jesus and Elizebeth the mother of John?

Veronica wrote on Sunday, January 20, 2013

Mary, I realize this response is more than a year after your post, but it is the Virgin Mary's position on the other woman's lap that causes scholar's that cause scholars' to believe it is Anne and not Elizabeth. I got this information from the National Gallery in London's website: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/leonardo-da-vinci-the-burlington-house-cartoon.

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