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    Sale 1940

    19th Century Furniture, Sculpture, Works of Art and Ceramics

    25 October 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 519

    A MEISSEN RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, DIE SIXTINISCHE MADONNA

    LATE 19TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS MARK

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    A MEISSEN RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, DIE SIXTINISCHE MADONNA
    Late 19th century, blue crossed swords mark
    Finely painted after Raphael's 'Sistine Madonna', The Madonna and Christ Child attended by Saint Sixtus in gilt enriched Papal garb and Saint Barbara above two winged genii, the figures rest on a bed of clouds, before a host of angels, framed by heavy curtains
    11 x 8 in. (27.8 x 20.3 cm.), within a giltwood frame


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    Raphael, Raffaelo Santi, (Urbino 1483 - 1520 Rome)

    The present plaque was inspired by the picture in the Gemäldegalerie, Dresden, (Gal. Nr. 93).