Madonna of the Goldfinch

Author:     Painted in: 1483-1520    Framework: Tempera on wood, 107x77    Located in: The Raphael and Andrea del Sarto Room

Painted in 1505/6 for Lorenzo di Bartolomeo Nasi, on the occasion of his wedding to Sandra di Matteo Canigiani. In 1547 it was damaged by the collapse of the building it was in. From the collection of Cardinal Giovan Carlo de\' Medici.


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Raphael, known also as Raffaello Sanzio or for his place of birth, Raffaello Urbino; Sanzio is derived from Santi, his father’s surname, Giovanni Santi (1435 – 1494), who was also a painter and...Read more