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Madonna and Saints Adoring the Child Boxed Notecards

6.75 x 5.25 inches
16 cards and envelopes

A popular painting in the Morgan Library & Museum’s collection, this image of the Madonna and Saints adoring the Christ child is a vibrant example of the detailed paintings of the sixteenth century.


Said to have been the property of a nun in Perugia, who sold it to a foreigner; Duke of Orleans, Paris, it travelled through several hands until purchased by R. Langton Douglas, London, on behalf of J. Pierpont Morgan in 1911.


Known for his graceful figures, Perugino, the leading Umbrian painter of his day, was Raphael's principal master. Using harmonious jewel-like tones, the artist depicted the Virgin flanked by St. John the Evangelist and an unidentified female saint, likely Mary Magdalene.