Copy of the most admired Picture of Raphael, called the "Madonna della Sedia", (painting)
Raphael (copy after)
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 15
Painted in London, October, 1780 in the house and under the eye of Mr. West. The first work done by the artist under instruction. Madonna is technically applied by the Italians to the virgin Mary,--the mother of our Lord,--and therefore emphatically our lady: ma, in Italian, is my, and Donna, lady, literally, therefore, my Lady. The Madonna with the infant Jesus, has always been a favorite subject with the Italian artists, since, independently of religious motives, it is a subject which unites in one group the two most beautiful objects in nature, a beautiful woman and a lovely infant. [P. 19.]
Catalogue of Paintings of Colonel Trumbull, including eight subjects of the American Revolution, with near two hundred and fifty Portraits of persons distinguished in that important period painted by him from the Life, now exhibiting in the Gallery of Yale College, New-Haven. New-Haven: Printed by J. Peck, 1835.