Oil on canvas; 22” x 28”. Unsigned. In oval dimensional frame with vines, leaves and grapes. We think a period copy by a student of the Italian Renaissance artist Raphael dating to 1513 - 1514. The original is displayed in the Palazzo Pitti Collection in Florence, Italy. Depicting Mary embracing the child Christ while the young John the Baptist devoutly watches. In 1858 Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote that the painting was the most "beautiful picture in the world."
PERIOD: 16th Century
SIZE: 22" x 28" Frame 34" x 40"