The Madonna of the Meadow

1505 or 1506, Artist: Raffaello Santi gen. Raffael



The Madonna of the Meadow

The group formed into a pyramid is embedded in a delightful pasture landscape which on the one hand emphasises the world of humans; yet in the way it fades out into the far-off horizon, it appears to accentuate what is eternally valid. Thus The Madonna in the Meadow became the “icon” of the new spiritual thinking of the Renaissance.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Saal III

Object data

Object Name



Italian, middle Italian


1505 or 1506


Raffaello Santi gen. Raffael (1483 Urbino - 1520 Rom) - GND


Poplar wood


113 cm × 88,5 cm
Framed: 176 cm × 117 cm × 8,5 cm


Marked on the hem of Mary's dress with the year M.d.V. (perhaps you can also read M.D.V.I.)

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 175


Painted for the Florentine patrician and patron of the arts Taddeo Taddei; acquired by Archduke Ferdinand Karl in 1662; 1663 in Ambras collection; 1773 from Ambras to Vienna;

IGS - Madonna im Grünen - Raffael

OESG - Madonna im Grünen - Raffael

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