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Bernardino Luini: 'The Virgin and Child with Saint John'

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This is an early work, from about 1510. It reveals the influence of Leonardo's 'Virgin of the Rocks' in its solemn but smiling faces and its dark setting.

Another version is in the Fogg Art Museum (Cambridge, Mass.). The different flowers in the foreground (including lupin, dandelion, columbine, wheat and violet) probably have symbolic significance.

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