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      In Focus: 'The Bridgewater Madonna' by Raphael in Edinburgh

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      June 9, 2020


      The Mound
      Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of EH2 2EL

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      In Focus: 'The Bridgewater Madonna' by Raphael

      Raphael’s small painting of The Virgin and Child known as 'The Bridgewater Madonna' (about 1507) was probably privately commissioned as an aid to devotion – or would its patron have wished simply to admire the artist’s skill? Art historian Dr Andrew Paterson discusses Raphael’s creative process, and how this image exemplifies changing attitudes towards the depiction of sacred figures during the Italian Renaissance.

      Cost: FREE

      Categories: Art Galleries & Exhibits | Museums & Attractions

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