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Madonna with Child in the Rose Garden

Raibolini Francesco called Francesco Francia
Bologna c. 1450. - 1517)

Francia executed the panel for Dorotea Fantuzzi, who entered the Dominican convent of S. Maria Maddalena in Bologna in 1518 and died in 1589. Fantuzzi’s entry into the convent is useful for dating the painting, which was listed as part of the Borghese collection only in 1833. The work is typical of the artist’s production – consisting of compositions that are gentle and balanced, but with scant emotional power – on which his assistants must have done much of the work.

Object Details

Medium | oil on panel, cm 86 x 64

Inventory | 61

Location | Room 13 – Fame Room

Period | '500

Classification | painting