The enamel miniature on the present watch is after Raphael's "“Madonna della Seggiola"”, 1514, oil on panel, Galleria Palatina (Palazzo Pitti), Florence.
Raphael or Raffaello (1483 - 1520), the renowned master painter and architect of the Florentine school in the Italian High Renaissance, was celebrated for the perfection and softness of his paintings. “Madonna della Seggiola” was favored for the new approach to the facial expressions and clothing of the Virgin. For the first time this divine figure was shown with a peasant-style scarf on her head and seated at a modest carved chair. This feature successfully endeared the Virgin to the working class who dressed and lived similarly. St. John the Baptist as a child is shown at the right.