Solly Madonna

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Madonna Solly
1502 Raffael Madonna Solly anagoria.JPG
Artist Raphael
Year 1500–1504
Medium Oil on wood
Dimensions 52 cm × 38 cm (20 in × 15 in)
Location Gemäldegalerie, Berlin

The Solly Madonna by the Italian renaissance artist Raphael was painted somewhere between 1500 and 1504.

An early work, it clearly shows the influence of Raphael's teacher Perugino.[1] Two motifs in this work would recur in later Madonnas by Raphael. The virgin Mary is reading a book, as in the Madonna and Child in the Norton Simon Museum, the Connestabile Madonna, the Madonna Colonna and the Madonna del cardellino. As in that last painting a small bird, a goldfinch, is part of the scene.[2]

The painting is located in the Gemäldegalerie, Berlin. It is called the Solly Madonna because it was owned by the British banker and art collector Edward Solly (1776–1848).


  1. ^ Szakolczai, Arpad (2007). Sociology, Religion and Grace. Routledge. ISBN 9781134194506. 
  2. ^ Fossi, Gloria (2004). Uffizi. Giunti Editore. ISBN 9788809036765.