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St. Margaret

around 1518, Artist: Raffaello Santi gen. Raffael



St. Margaret

In his last creative years, Raphael had so completely assimilated ancient art both in its essence and form that he was able effortlessly to transfer it to Christian themes, and so lend it new impact. Like a Roman Victoria, the saint triumphs over the monster. Attempts have been made to explain the rather coarse execution of this picture based on strong bright-dark contrasts as the work of assistants, yet Raphael himself may have offered the choice of a more expensive or a cheaper version of composition.

Location: Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Saal III

Object data

Object Name



Italian, middle Italian


around 1518


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


Poplar wood


Overall: 191,3 cm × 123 cm × 3,5 cm
Framed: 213,5 cm × 145 cm × 7,5 cm

Image rights

Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Gemäldegalerie

Inv. No.

Gemäldegalerie, 171


Painted for the Abbot of San Benedetto in Venice; 1528 Coll. Zuanantonio Venier, Venice; possession of the Priuli; 1638-1649 Coll. Hamilton; 1659 Coll. Leopold Wilhelm, Brussels

100 Meisterwerke - Heilige Margarete - Raffael

IGS - Heilige Margarete - Raffael

OESG - Heilige Margarete - Raffael

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