The Virgin and Child

The design is based on two Leonardo paintings, the 'Litta Madonna' (St Petersburg, Hermitage) and the 'Madonna of the Yarn-Winder' (known in several versions). The artist's late style is reflected in the draperies and colouring.

The figure of the Child is similar to that in Giovanni Antonio Boltraffio's 'Virgin and Child'; both derive from a Leonardo design.

Key facts

Artist dates
1452 - 1519
Full title
The Virgin and Child
Date made
after 1510
Medium and support
Oil on wood
59.7 x 43.8 cm
Acquisition credit
Bought, 1860
Inventory number
Location in Gallery