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Historic Collaboration Between the National Gallery, London, and the Louvre

LONDON.- The National Gallery and the Louvre announce a unique collaboration which brings both versions of the ‘Virgin of the Rocks’ together for the very first time. The two pictures will be shown at The National Gallery’s exhibition, Leonardo da Vinci: Painter of the Court of Milan from 9 November 2011 – 5 February 2012 in London. Just a few months later, but this time at the Louvre in the exhibition, ‘Leonardo da Vinci’s St Anne’, Leonardo’s newly cleaned and restored ‘The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne’ will be joined with the National Gallery’s version, The Burlington House Cartoon – Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and John the Baptist, from 29 March – 25 June 2012. These two exhibitions will illuminate the painting career of Leonardo da Vinci as never before, providing an unprecedented and unique chance to examine and study these related works in their artistic contexts. This c