The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne

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Saint Anne sits serenely in a landscape. Her daughter, the Virgin Mary, sits on her mother's lap whilst stretching towards her son, the Christ child, who grasps a sacrificial lamb on the right.

The original painting by Leonardo da Vinci, from which this fragile painting derives, was commissioned for the high altar in the Santissima Annunziata, Florence, in 1508 and is now in the Louvre, Paris.

This painting is thought to have been acquired from the Barberini Palace in Rome in 1790 by Richard Colt Hoare (1758–1838), 2nd Baronet. It was sold in the Stourhead Heirlooms sale of 1883. It re-emerged at Christie's auction rooms in 2001 and was then acquired by the National Trust and returned to Stourhead.

National Trust, Stourhead



The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne


oil on vellum laid onto poplar panel


H 39.5 x W 27.5 cm

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recovered, 2002

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