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Da Vinci Madonna  Child 2.jpg
09-AUG-2005

Da Vinci Madonna Child 2.jpg

St. Petersburg, Russia

Madonna Litta, a Da Vinci masterpiece acquired by the Hermitage in the 19th Century, depicts the Madonna and Child. The child's head is of normal size in this work, while the norm in the Russian school was to draw the child's head much smaller than normal.

My apologies for the glare on the image from the thick protective glass. It seems that Da Vinci's works throughout the world are frequently hidden behind bullet-proof glass.

Nikon D2x ,Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D IF AF
1/40s f/1.4 at 85.0mm iso400 full exif

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