Madonna della sedia (after Raphael)
Guilemo Scotti (fl. 19th century)
Art / Oil paintings
1800 - 1899
Oil on canvas
724 mm (28 1/2 in) (Diameter)
Place of origin
ItalyOrder this image
The Argory, County Armagh
The original Madonna della sedia by Raphael is a circular painting, or tondo, painted in Rome around 1513/14. It has universal appeal and is one of the most copied works of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. The National Trust have at least 15 copies, in various media, in their care, alone. Raphael’s picture, once in the Uffizi, seized during the Napoleonic Wars and in Paris between 1799-1815, is now in the Palazzo Pitti, Florence. As legend has it, it was painted on the bottom of a barrel and has gained its title because the Virgin sits in a chair. She is shown as a contemporary Italian woman, wearing a gypsy scarf and green embroidered shawl over her blue dress, tenderly embracing the Christ child, dressed in yellow, and looking directly at us whilst John the Baptist stands behind.
Oil painting on canvas, Madonna della sedia (after Raphael) by Guilemo Scotti. A 19th century copy after Raphael. Note in Captain Shelton's handwriting states that this copy is by Guilemo Scotti and that all engravings of this picture are from this copy and not from the original painting.
Given by Walter Albert Nevill MacGeough Bond (1907 - 1986) in 1979
The Argory, The MacGeough Bond Collection (National Trust)
Marks and inscriptions
Note in Captain Shelton's handwriting states that this copy is by Guilemo Scotti and that all engravings of this picture are from this copy and not from the original in the Vatican in Rome.
Makers and roles
Guilemo Scotti (fl. 19th century), artist after Raphael (Urbino 1483 – Rome 1520), artist