Madonna of the Harpies

Author:     Painted in: 1486-1530    Framework: Tempera on wood, 207x178    Located in: The Raphael and Andrea del Sarto Room

Signed and dated 1517. Begun on May 14,1515, the date of the contract signed with the Poor Clares of the convent of San Francesco de'Macci, who had commissioned the painting. At the Uffizi, in the Tribune, in 1785.


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As a well regarded Florentine artist, Sarto’s work contributed greatly to the naturalistic reformation of the Renaissance seen in later Mannerist painters. It is often said of his career that he...Read more