Leonardo's two 'Virgin of the Rocks' to be displayed together
July 27 2011
Picture: Louvre, Paris (left), National Gallery, London (right)
They are rightly calling it a 'historic collaboration': later this year, both versions of Leonardo's Virgin of the Rocks will be displayed together in the National Gallery's Leonardo exhibition. This will be the first time this has happened. In return, London's Leonardo 'cartoon' for Virgin and Child with Saint Anne and John the Baptist will be sent to Paris to hang alongside the Louvre's Virgin and Child with Saint Anne.
What a great coup the National has pulled off - many congratulations to the staff there. If you haven't booked your tickets yet, you can do so here.