Madonna and Child
"He (Raphael) was commissioned by the nuns of St Anthony of Padua to paint a panel picture of Our Lady with Jesus Christ sitting on her lap and (as pleased those simple, holy women) fully clothed, and with St Peter, St Paul, St Cecilia and St Catherine on either side of the Madonna. Raphael depicted the two saintly virgins with the most wonderfully varied head-dresses anywhere to be seen." I-288 Pala Colonna (San Antonio Madonna) "
A framed color print of this painting by Raphael was reported to be Froebel's favorite work hanging at the Jagdschloe▀chen (Little Hunting Palace) in Marienthal. read more