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.

Currently not displayed.

Object data

Object Name

Painting

Culture

Italian, middle Italian

Dated

1505 or 1506

Artist

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

Material

Poplar wood

Dimensions

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

Signed

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

Provenance

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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