GIULIO ROMANO
(b. ca. 1499, Roma, d. 1546, Mantova)

Virgin with the Child

1520s
Tempera on wood, 105 x 77 cm
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Giulio Romano was the chief pupil of the Italian painter Raphael, whom he assisted in many of the latter's finest works. He inherited a portion of Raphael's wealth, including his works of art, and succeeded him as head of the Roman school.

This painting clearly illustrates the influence of Raphael on the style of Giulio.