Benois Madonna, c.1478 by Leonardo da Vinci| Oil Painting Reproduction
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Painting Title:Benois Madonna, c.1478
Artist:Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
The State Hermitage Museum St. Petersburg Russia
Original Size:49.5 x 33 cm
Painting Reproduction completely hand-painted with oil on blank linen canvas.
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Madonna and Child with Flowers, otherwise known as the Benois Madonna, could be one of two Madonnas started by Leonardo da Vinci, as he remarked himself, in October 1478. The other one could be Madonna with the Carnation from Munich.
It is likely that the Benois Madonna was the first work painted by Leonardo independently from his master Verrocchio. There are two Leonardo's preliminary sketches for this piece in the British Museum. As for Madonna's toothless smile, it is tempting to suggest that the work, like so many other Leonardo's paintings, was left unfinished.
The composition of Madonna and Child with Flowers proved to become one of Leonardo's most popular. It was extensively copied by young painters, including Raphael, whose own version of Leonardo's design (Madonna of the Pinks) was acquired in 2004 by the National Gallery, London.
For centuries, Madonna and Child with Flowers was considered lost. Only in 1909, the architect Leon Benois sensationally exhibited it in St Petersburg as part of his father-in-law's collection. The painting had been apparently brought from Italy to Russia by the notable connoisseur Alexander Korsakov in the 1790s. Upon Korsakov's death, it was sold by his son to the Astrakhan merchant Sapozhnikov for 1400 roubles, and so passed by inheritance to the Benois family in 1880. After many a squabble on attribution, Leon Benois sold the painting to the Imperial Hermitage Museum in 1914. Ever since then, it has been exhibited in St Petersburg.
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