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After Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Italian, 1483-1520), Copy after "Madonna of the Goldfinch", the original painted 1506, oil on canvas

After Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Italian, 1483-1520), Copy after "Madonna of the Goldfinch", the original painted 1506, oil on canvas

Product Description:

Unsigned, in a carved and gessoed gold gilt frame

Dimensions:

Sight: Height 25 1/2 in. x Width 18 1/2 in.

Frame: Height 34 in. x Width 28 in.

Condition:

Professional restoration to canvas completed by the South Coast Fine Art Restoration Service, Santa Barbara, California. With a repair to canvas approximately 2 inches long x 2.5 inches wide. Please contact cataloging@lofty.com for specific condition questions and to request a full condition report. Not examined out of the frame. Lofty does not guarantee the condition or authenticity of frames.

Provenance:

Acquired from an estate near San Francisco, California

About The Artist:

Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, the painter known today as Raphael, was a member of the High Renaissance artistic movement that took place in Florence, Italy during the early decades of the 16th century. His contemporaries included the Italian artists Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Titian, Correggio, and Andrea del Sarto. Giorgio Vasari, the Italian writer who founded critical art historiography, recorded Raphael's career in his famous art historical text, ''Vite'' (Lives), along with other masters of his time, including Giotto, Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Throughout his life, Raphael was active in Rome and Florence, Italy, and his patrons included Pope Julius II and the fabulously wealthy Medici family.

Balanced, elegant compositions, clarity, and the endearing, almost cherubic, faces of his portraiture subjects characterize Raphael's style. The artist's lauded career ended prematurely when he passed away at only thirty-seven years of age.

The painting Madonna and the Goldfinch was created while Raphael was working in Florence, Italy. Like Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael used a pyramidal composition and bathed the figural group in soft light. In Renaissance art, a goldfinch symbolized the resurrection of the soul and healing, and was commonly held by the infant Jesus. Later in Jesus' life, a goldfinch is said to have pulled a thorn from his head, causing the bird's face to become the color red. The original painting of Madonna and the Goldfinch was a wedding gift from Raphael to his friend Lorenzo Nasi, and now is held in the collection of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence. This work is a competent copy of the original that was painted later by another artist.

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