Raphael

The Alba Madonna



Raphael - The Alba Madonna

Literature

Meyer zur Capellen 50

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


Exhibitions

2004 Raphael: From Urbino to Rome, Nr. 93

Provenance

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 Christ Blessing (Pax Vobiscum)
Christ Blessing (Pax Vobiscum)
1505-06

Raphael Portrait of Elisabetta Gonzaga
Portrait of Elisabetta Gonzaga
1504-06

Attributed to Raphael Processional Cross
Processional Cross
c. 1498-1502

Raphael Portrait of Lorenzo de' Medici
Portrait of Lorenzo de' Medici
1518

Raphael
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