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Italian Masterpieces

<SPAN class=pie _extended="true">Raphael (Italian 1483–1520):&nbsp; <EM>Holy Family with Saint John or Madonna of the Rose (Sacra Famiglia con san Giovannino o Madonna della Rosa)</EM> c.1517Ol on canvas, 103.0 x 84.0 cmMuseo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (P00302)Spanish Royal Collection</SPAN>
Raphael (Italian 1483–1520):  Holy Family with Saint John or Madonna of the Rose (Sacra Famiglia con san Giovannino o Madonna della Rosa) c.1517
Ol on canvas, 103.0 x 84.0 cm
Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid (P00302)
Spanish Royal Collection
Italian Masterpieces: From Spain's Royal Court, Museo del Prado
MELBOURNE  •  National Gallery of Victoria  •  Ongoing

This Melbourne exclusive exhibition has been drawn from the Museo del Prado, Madrid, and showcases over 100 works comprising 70 paintings, some measuring over 3 metres, alongside more than 30  drawings – the largest number of Italian works the Museo del Prado has ever loaned to one exhibition. The show features important works by masters such as Raphael, Titian and Tiepolo.

In the sixteenth century, the Spanish ruler Emperor Charles V began a tradition of acquiring Italian paintings. Successive rulers also commissioned works directly from the artists in Italy or enticed them to Spain to work in the Royal Household. Such is the scale of this exhibition that visitors can trace the stylistic development of Italian art across three centuries drawn from Italy’s key cultural centres including Rome, Venice and Naples.

National Gallery of Victoria Website

Contact: NGV International
180 St Kilda Rd
Tel: (61) 3 86 20 22 22

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