These top-quality Fine Art Prints are printed on 100 percent acid free cotton archival Fine Art Paper: fine art velvet or ulrasmooth, depending on paper size. Ultrachrome inks enhance the archival properties of the media ensuring a print life of many generations.
The prints are reproduced as accurately as possible based on the original paintings. The images are not distorted in any way to make them fit standard print sizes. The images are enlarged or reduced proportionally to fit as close to the standard size as possible. This means the images are not cropped and each print will have every detail of the original painting. Consequently most prints will have a white border which can be covered with matte board prior to framing.
All orders are custom printed and shipped flat in boxes for domestic orders. Our largest prints and International orders are shipped on rolls due to shipping size restrictions.
A very important note: Each print is custom made to order and is therefore non-returnable. In the unlikely event that the print has a production defect, it will be replaced with the same size reproduction of the same exact piece of artwork. There are no exceptions to this policy.
About this beautiful image -
Called "Madonna Verde", Madonna del Prato or Belvedere Madonna, this painting was a gift to Raphael's friend Taddeo Taddei. It was sold to the Austrian Imperial family and transferred, in 1773, to the Imperial Collection at the Belvedere Gallery in Vienna.
The Virgin is seated on an elevation of ground in a beautiful landscape. In the background there is a rendering of the Trasimenian lake. With both hands she supports the Child who stands before her, her head inclined towards S. John who, kneeling at the side, offers a cross to his companion.
The composition is in the shape of a pyramid, probably inspired by Leonardo's Saint Ann Threesome. The picture is of tender sweetness, the deep brownish tones of drapery and landscape still another concession to Raphael's model and inspirator.
Description from http://www.udayton.edu/mary/gallery/artists/raphael.html
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