RAFFAELLO Sanzio
(b. 1483, Urbino, d. 1520, Roma)

The Sistine Madonna (detail)

1513-14
Oil on canvas
Gemäldegalerie, Dresden

Generations of visitors to the Gemäldegalerie in Dresden have been deeply impressed by the way in which Raphael portrayed the Madonna in this painting. It has been reproduced over and over again, and almost everyone is familiar with the putti leaning on the balustrade.




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