The de Brécy Tondo and it's relationship with Raphael's Sistine Madonna
  Home
  The Tondo
  Chronology
  Provenance
  Rome - Early C16
  Technical Research
  Turnsole - new
  Pentimenti
  Condition Report - The       Craquelure
  Evidence of originality
  Photographs
  Media - including HD       images of the Tondo
 
 
 
  The de Brécy Trust
  Contact
 

Visual Evidence for Raphael

Since February 2007 study of a high-resolution digital photograph of the painting has found that the facial features of the Madonna and Child in the de Brécy Tondo appear to bear a remarkable likeness to those of the Madonna and Child in Raphael's altarpiece the Madonna with the Fish (c.1512/1514, Museo del Prado) and of the Tondo Madonna to Saint Mary (with clasped hands) in his altarpiece Lo Spasimo di Sicilia (1516/1517, Museo del Prado) – both paintings being chronologically close to the Sistine Madonna (c.1513, Gemädegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden) and the likely date of the Tondo [Photographs below].

This suggests the use of the same model(s), perhaps symbolically-idealized.


Detail from Madonna with the fish

Detail from Lo Spasimo di Sicilia

© Copyright 2007 - 2018 The de Brécy Trust. All rights reserved.