Inventory number
P00210
Author
Reni, Guido
Title
Madonna with a Chair
Chronology
1624 - 1625
Technique
Oil
Support
Canvas
Dimensions
213,8 cm x 137,5 cm
School
Italian
Theme
Religion
On display
Yes
Provenance
Colección Real (Enviado al Monasterio de El Escorial por Felipe IV; llevado a Francia por José Bonaparte; se trajo al Prado en 1837).

Seated on a throne and crowned by angels, the Virgin looks sweetly at the Christ Child between her knees. Reni depicts Mary as Queen of Heaven. The composition is outstanding for the brilliant color of the Virgin's robes and tunic and its marked verticality.

It was in the Sacristy of El Escorial, where it had been sent by Felipe IV. José Bonaparte took it to France, but it was returned to Spain in 1815.

 
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