Madonna and Child (The Niccolini-Cowper Madonna)
Raphael - 1508
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The dominance of the lyrical and graceful aspects of this painting over the religious content marks it as belonging to Raphael's Florentine period from 1505 to 1508, before he went to Rome. The full, well-formed figures reveal an early influence of Michelangelo, while the soft modelling and the use of chiaroscuro (contrasts of light and dark) reveal the influence of Leonardo. The date "1508" and the artist's monogram "RV" have been worked into the embroidery of the Virgin's robe. The title derives from the names of two former owners.
Owner/Location: National Gallery of Art - Washington DC  (United States - Washington)
Dates: 1508
Artist age:Approximately 25 years old.
Dimensions: Height: 80.7 cm (31.77 in.), Width: 57.5 cm (22.64 in.)
Medium: Painting - oil on panel
Entered by: Member laure9 on 20 September 2008.
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