38X49 The Small Cowper Madonna 1505
Most likely given by the artist as a wedding present - rather than to fulfill a specific commission - this portrait of Virgin and Child would have been highly prized as appreciation for art grew during the Renaissance. A fair-haired Madonna in a bright red dress shows the faintest hint of a halo as her undeniably precious child embraces her in a moment of pure grace. Raphael was a prolific painter who, despite his early death at age 37, left his artistic mark upon the world. Together with Michelangelo and da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of the Renaissance. The authentic stretched canvas replica painting captures the original work's texture, depth of color, and even its subtle brushstrokes, which are applied by hand exclusively for Design Toscano. With bas-relief organic styling, the multi-tiered, replica European style frame is cast in quality designer resin and highlighted with an aged gold-toned finish. Grande: 38"Wx49"H.