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Small Cowper Madonna

Raffaello Madonna Cowper

The “Small Cowper Madonna”  is a painting by Raphael, depicting Mary and Child, in a 1500’s Italian countryside. It has painted around 1505 during the middle of the High Renaissance.

Essential Facts:

  • Title:                Ginevra de’ Benci
  • Artist:              Raphael
  • Created:          1505
  • Medium:         Oil on panel
  • Periods:           High Renaissance
  • Dimensions:  59.5 cm × 44 cm (23.4 in × 17 in)
  • Museum:        Location National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Artist:

  • Name:            Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino
  • Born:              1483 – Urbino, Marche, Italy
  • Died:              1520 (aged 37) –  Rome, Italy
  • Movement:  High Renaissance
  • Masterpieces:
    • Madonna in the Meadow
    • Ginevra de’ Benci
    • Resurrection of Christ.
    • Portrait of Pope Julius II
    • Spasimo
    • Saint George
    • Portrait of Baldassare Castiglione
    • The School of Athens
    • La Fornarina
    • Deposition of Christ

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“Art is never finished, only abandoned.” Leonardo da Vinci

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Photo Credit 1) Raphael [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons