Save on Framed Art and Canvas Prints
Save 5% More...

Raphael Alba Madonna, c.1514

Price: Sale Price: $14.49
Regular Price: $28.99

In Stock - Ships same day

Item # 34084 Finished size:
See more product details
  • Product
  • Size
  • Customize

Customize Your Fine-Art print:

Select a Size
Product Type
Size Guide
All sizes based on outer dimensions.
Product Type
Customize It
Customize It
Select a Size
Product #: P34084
You Might Also Like:
The Virgin with Angels, 1900 Framed Print
Sale: $30.49
Madonna & Child Framed Print
Sale: $8.99
Madonna and Child Framed Print
Sale: $11.49
The 'Alba Madonna' depicts Mary, Jesus and John the Baptist, in a typical Italian countryside. John the Baptist is holding up a cross to Jesus, which he grasps as all three stare at it. The three figures are grouped to the left in the round design, but the outstretched arm of the Madonna and the billowing material of her cloak balance the image. This Madonna was commissioned by Paolo Giovio who planned to send it to the church of the Olivetani in Nocera dei Pagani. In the 18th century, the painting belonged to the Spanish House of Alba, whose name it bears. In 1836 it was acquired by Nicholas I of Russia, who made it one of the highlights of the Imperial Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg. A century later the Soviet Government clandestinely sold it to Andrew W. Mellon, who donated his collection to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., where it may be seen today. During its time in the Hermitage, the painting would be transferred from a circular panel to a square canvas during the early nineteenth century. Through analysis of the painting, it was determined that the original panel was severely splitting down the center and on the right side. The canvas pattern is visible in the painting and the landscape on the far right was damaged in the transfer process.

No Questions Asked Return Policy:
satisfaction guaranteed We're convinced that you will be more than happy with the quality of your artwork when it arrives. All of our products, including custom framed art, have a 30 day, no questions asked, return policy. If you are not satisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return it to us within 30 days of receipt for a full refund or replacement, less shipping charges.
Read our 100% satisfaction guaranteed policy
© 2016
All rights reserved.
Call: 1 (800) 644-1278
9AM-6PM EST Mon-Fri