The Alba Madonna

Raphael - The Alba Madonna


Catalogues raisonnés
Meyer zur Capellen 50

Collection catalogues
John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, New York, 1995, nr. 199


2004 Raphael: From Urbino to Rome, Nr. 93


Possibly Paolo Giovio, appointed to the Bishopric of Nocera by Clement VII in 1528
possibly from him to Chiesa di Monte Oliveto, Nocera de'Pagani
sold 1686 to Gasparo de Haro y Guzman, Conde-Duque de Olivares, Marqués del Carpio and Viceroy of Naples (died 1687)
by inheritance to his daughter, Catalina Méndez de Haro y Guzmán, later Duquesa de Alba
by inheritance to the Duques de Alba
by inheritance to María del Pilar Teresa Cayetana de Silva y Alvarez de Toledo, Duquesa de Alba (died 1802), Sanlúcar, near Seville
sold by her heirs to Count Edmund de Bourke, Danish Ambassador to Spain
sold 1820 to William G. Coesvelt, London
sold 1836 to M. Labensky for Czar Nicholas I of Russia (1796-1855), Saint Petersburg
Imperial Hermitage Gallery, Saint Petersburg
purchased April 1931 through Matthiesen Gallery, Berlin, P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., London, and M. Knoedler & Co., New York by Andrew W. Mellon, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C.
deeded 5 June 1931 to The A.W. Mellon Educational and Charitable Trust, Pittsburgh
gift 1937 to NGA

Other works by Raphael

Raphael La Gravida
La Gravida

Raphael Death of Ananias
Death of Ananias

Raphael Bindo Altoviti
Bindo Altoviti
c. 1515

Raphael Portrait of Antonio Tebaldeo
Portrait of Antonio Tebaldeo

The Alba Madonna
c. 1510
94.5 cm diameter
Oil on wood transferred to canvas
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Andrew W. Mellon Collection