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The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist and St. Elizabeth, After Andrea del Sarto (1486-1530).

Oil on canvas, 128.5cm by 96cm.

Andrea del Sarto was highly regarded as a painter during his lifetime, but after his death from plague at the age of 43, his fame was eclipsed by that of his contemporaries, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael.

It is uncertain who bought this painting, but it was already at Burghley by 1752, when Horace Walpole mentioned it in his journal. The original now hangs in the Alte Pinakothek Museum in Munich.



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