The Virgin and Child with St Anne and St John the Baptist cartoon (fresco) by Leonardo da Vinci at the age of 47

made out of paper and canvas and black chalk and white chalk from 1499 to 1500

142 x 105 cms (553/4 x 411/4 ins)

National Gallery of Art London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

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Leonardo da Vinci and Luca Pacioli go to Mantua, then Leonardo continues on to Florence. In Mantua, he draws the Portrait of Isabella d'Este. In Florence, he paints the Virgin and Child with Saint Anne.


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On the death of his father, Baldassare Castiglione leaves his studies in Milan to succeed his father as the head of their noble family.
With the duke Ludovico Sforza's fall from power, Leonardo da Vinci flees Milan for Venice, with his assistant Giocomo Salai and friend, the mathematician Luca Pacioli.

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April 14

By the Treaty of Kraków (1499), Poland and Hungary recognize the independence of Moldavia.

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First Battle of Lepanto: The Turkish navy wins a decisive victory over the Venetians.

August 6

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Lake Maracaibo is discovered.

September 18

Vasco da Gama arrives at Lisbon, returning from India, and is received by King Manuel of Portugal.

September 22

Treaty of Basel: Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor is forced to grant the Swiss de facto independence.

November 23

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Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick, last male member of the House of York, is executed for reportedly attempting to escape from the Tower of London.
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