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Subjects : History, Religion
Keywords : 15th century, Infant Christ, Renaissance painting, Saint Anne, Virgin and Child, lamb, landscape background, smile
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La Vierge, l'Enfant Jésus et Sainte Anne

Saint Anne, the Virgin and Child Jesus Playing with a Lamb, formerly known as The Virgin, Child Jesus and Saint Anne, is a painting by Leonardo da Vinci, painted in oils on a poplar panel and housed in the Musée du Louvre in Paris. It was produced as part of the creation of a "Trinitarian Saint Anne": its slow and complex genesis can be traced back to the very end of the 15th century for its first studies and two initial cartoons - the one at Burlington House between 1499 and early 1501 and the one at Fra Pietro between 1500 and April 1501, which were finally discarded - and then to 1503 for the beginnings of its painting. After more or less abandoning it between 1504 and 1507 due to other commissions, Leonardo da Vinci continued to perfect this ambitious work, leaving it unfinished when he died in 1519. The painting depicts some of the main figures of Christianity. It is a full-length portrait of a group formed by Mary seated on her mother Anne's lap and stretching out her arms towards her son Jesus, who is riding a lamb at her feet. The composition evokes the moment when Mary has just accepted her son's future Passion, under the satisfied gaze of her own mother. In his narrative, the painter uses symbols that were transparent to his contemporaries: the group, including Anne who symbolises the Church and the lamb representing Christ's sacrifice, is set in a barren landscape, as Anne is, with only a leafy tree growing, representing Mary's fertility. For Leonardo da Vinci, [...]


This artwork is a painting from the renaissance period. It belongs to the italian renaissance style.


« La Vierge, l'Enfant Jésus et Sainte Anne » is kept at Musée du Louvre, Paris, France.


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