9 April 2008
A MEISSEN RECTANGULAR PLAQUE, 'THE SISTINE MADONNA'
LATE 19TH CENTURY, BLUE CROSSED SWORDS AND BLUE LINE MARK, INCISED 179
Finely painted after Raphael, identified in Italian on the reverse, 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
11½ x 9¼ in. (29 x 23.4 cm.), within a giltwood frame
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Raphael, Raffaello Sanzio, (Urbino 1483 - 1520 Rome)
The present plaque was inspired by the picture 'Die Sixtinische Madonna' in the Gemäldegalerie, Dresden, (Gal. Nr. 93).
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