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“Madonna del Granduca” is a beloved masterpiece by Italian painter Raffaello Sanzio (1483-1520), known by most as simply Raphael. Described by critics as one of the great Madonna and child paintings, it was a source of inspiration for many generations of painters.

As one of the most successful High Renaissance painters, Raphael was prolific and highly influential, even though he died early, at age 37.

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