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Madonna of the Goldfinch

Madonna del Cardellino

  Buy now from barewalls.com1506: The Uffizi at Florence

Raphael made a number of compositions in which the Christ Child is united with the young Saint John the Baptist. This painting takes its name from the bird the young John is holding for the Christ Child to caress as he stands between his mother's knees.
 
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