Raffaello dei Carli, detto Raffaellino del Garbo -inv. 431

Titolo: 
The Virgin and Child with Saint John the Baptist as a Child
Numero di Inventario: 
431
Tipologia: 
paintings
Collezione: 

Painting

Classe iconografica: 
Religious
Parole chiave soggetto: 
The Virgin and the Child
Saint John the Baptist as a Child
Motivo attribuzione: 
bibliography
Autore, ambito, luogo di produzione: 
Raffaellino del Garbo (c. 1466-1524)
Ambito e luogo di produzione: 
Firenze
Florence
Toscana
Tuscany
Italy
Pubblicazione: 
Si
Periodo: 
1450
1500
Datazione specifica: 
1500 c.
Libri correlati: 
Data di Ingresso: 
1894
Tipo di acquisizione: 
acquisition
Tipo di collocazione: 
on display
Collocazione: 
Antique Murano Glass Room

The Virgin is holding the Child on her lap while he is blessing the young Saint John the Baptist. The latter is recognisable by his cross and the scroll with the writing “Ecce Agnus Dei”, while a gold star, a symbol deriving from the Latin translation “stella maris” of the Jewish name Miriam, adorns Mary’s light-blue cloak.

The tondo indicates that the work was originally for private devotion since in the Renaissance this form was held to be the most suited for that purpose.

The figures are in front of a stone parapet that separates them from the landscape; a red drape acts as background to the Virgin and Christ Child. The whole scene acquires depth through the perspective treatment of the parapet and the soft effect of the meadows and woods in the distance, perhaps the best conserved part of the painting.

The artist was Raffaello de Carli, a good Florentine painter, pupil of Filippino Lippi, called “del Garbo” from the street his workshop was in. The work is datable to 1500 on stylistic grounds.

M.S.
 

AC/DC: 
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