Raphael

The small Cowper Madonna



Raphael - The small Cowper Madonna

Literature

Catalogues raisonnés
Meyer zur Capellen 23

Collection catalogues
John Walker, National Gallery of Art, Washington, New York, 1995, nr. 197

Literature
Hugo Chapman, Tom Henry, and Carol Plazzotta, Raphael, London, 2004, fig. 86


Provenance

Anonymous collection or dealer, Florence, sold c. 1780 to George Nassau Clavering-Cowper, 3rd Earl Cowper (1738-1789), Florence
by inheritance to George Augustus Clavering-Cowper, 4th Earl Cowper (died 1799)
by inheritance to Peter Leopold Louis Francis Nassau Clavering-Cowper, 5th Earl Cowper (died 1837), Panshanger, Hertford, England
by inheritance to George Augustus Frederick Cowper, 6th Earl Cowper (died 1856), Panshanger
by inheritance to Francis Thomas De Grey Cowper, 7th Earl Cowper and 7th Baron Lucas (died 1905), Panshanger and Wrest Park, Bedford, England
by inheritance to his widow, Katrine Cecilia Compton Cowper, Countess Cowper (died 1913), Panshanger
by inheritance to Lady Ethel Desborough, granddaughter of the 6th Earl, Panshanger
sold 1913 to Duveen Brothers, Inc., London, New York, and Paris
sold 1914 to Peter A.B. Widener, Lynnewood Hall, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
inheritance from Estate of Peter A.B. Widener by gift through power of appointment of Joseph E. Widener, Elkins Park
gift 1942 to NGA


Other works by Raphael


Raphael St Jerome Punishing the heretic Sabinianus
St Jerome Punishing the heretic Sabinianus
1502-03

Raphael St. George and the dragon
St. George and the dragon
1504/06

Raphael and workshop Madonna del Pesce
Madonna del Pesce
1513-14

Raphael Saint Catherine of Alexandria
Saint Catherine of Alexandria
c. 1507-08

Raphael
The small Cowper Madonna
c. 1505
59.5 x 44 cm
Oil on wood
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Widener Collection