Raphael (after) Late 16th, Early 17th cent.

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Raphael (after) Late 16th, Early 17th cent.

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Raphael (after) Late 16th, Early 17th cent.
"Madonna of Divine Love"
Oil on Canvas
15 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches (canvas)
Signed: "R..." (low right, Illegible)
C. 1575-1625

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Raphael is one of the most successful and talented artists of the High Renaissance.  Born in 1483 Raphael completed the "trinity" of Renaissance painters along with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. While he only lived to be 37 years old he complete a large and phenomenal body of work known for his ease of composition, clarity of form and visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur.

This original oil painting on canvas is painted after Raphaels 1516 composition entitled "Madonna of Divine Love", beautifully depicting the Biblical scene of Luke 1:39-45 when Elizabeth visits Mary.  We see Christ on Mary's lap with the young John The Baptist on his knees at Christ's feet raising his right hand giving John his benediction. Elizabeth is sitting left of Mary and only a dark figural depiction is given of Joseph in the back left. This is most likely due to the fact that Joseph and his role in the Bible is rather more mysterious and one of absence after Jesus's childhood. Joseph's only spoken about during the birth and adolescence of Christ but never seen again during Christ's adult ministry, it is believed he may have possibly died before seeing Jesus reach the age of adulthood.

This beautiful oil painting carries some tremendous age almost dating back to the period of the original. Appearing to date pretty close within the 100 year mark of the original it has been professionally cleaned (recently) and relined (1800's). The condition is superb for its age free from any punctures, tears or scratches and attests to the appreciation and care this work has been treated for over the last 400± years. Their is a signature in the lower right corner but it's extremely dark as seen in the photos provided making it illegible, though it does start with "R". While unframed, this painting is ready to be hung and enjoyed in ones collection or home. Purchased from a Connecticut auction they had wrongly dated this work from the 19th century, no other provenance is known.

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