The Last Known Owner of the 1514 Original Painting by Raffaello

Cardinal Rodolfo Pio Da Carpi is the last known owner of the 1514 original Madonna of Divine Love painting by Raffaello. His life as a Cardinal was from 1536 to his death in 1564. In his life of 64 years, 36 years as Episcopate, 26 years as a Cardinal, and two years as Deacon of … Continue reading The Last Known Owner of the 1514 Original Painting by Raffaello

Cardinale Rodolfo Pio Da Carpi: Il principio della mia storia

Click here to read this blog post in English. Cardinale Rodolfo Pio Da Carpi: Il principio della mia storia Rodolfo era il nipote di Leonello Pio da Carpi, il quale aveva ordinato il dipinto della Sacra Famiglia, ora conosciuto come Madonna del Divino Amore, dipinto su tela da Raffaello nel 1514. Quando Giorgio Vasari ha … Continue reading Cardinale Rodolfo Pio Da Carpi: Il principio della mia storia

Cardinal Rodolfo Pio Da Carpi: The beginning of my Story

Click here to read this blog post in Italian. Cardinal Rodolfo Pio Da Carpi Rodolfo was the grandson of Leonello Pio da Carpi, who commissioned the Sacra Famiglia, now known as Madonna of Divine Love painting on canvas, by Raffaello in 1514. It was written by Giorgio Vasari when he had seen the painting and … Continue reading Cardinal Rodolfo Pio Da Carpi: The beginning of my Story

MADONNA DEL DIVINO AMORE: La prima storia di questo Quadro di Raffaello

Click here to go to the English version of this blog post. Leonello Pio da Carpi di Mendola nel 1514 diede l’incarico a Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino di dipingere il quadro della Sacra Famiglia. Questo dipinto venne solo conosciuto dopo il 1544 quando Giorgio Vasari, storico dell’arte di quell’epoca, scrisse un libro su molti Artisti, … Continue reading MADONNA DEL DIVINO AMORE: La prima storia di questo Quadro di Raffaello

MADONNA OF DIVINE LOVE:The beginning of the story about this painting by Raffaello

Click here to go to the Italian version of this blog post. Leonello Pio Da Carpi of Mendola in 1514 commissioned a painting to Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino. It became known only after 1544 when Giorgio Vasari (on right), the Art Historian of the time, wrote a book on all his contemporary Artists. Giogio Vasari … Continue reading MADONNA OF DIVINE LOVE:The beginning of the story about this painting by Raffaello

WHO WAS GIANFRANCESCO PENNI?

Click here to read this post in Italian. The information received from Ms. Kariss Gonzalez, from southern California made me realize that I never told this story and yet it is such an important figure in resolving the issue of the question of the Madonna of Divine Love in the Capodimonte museum if it is … Continue reading WHO WAS GIANFRANCESCO PENNI?

Capodimonte Naples

When Elisabetta Farnese, then Queen of Spain pleaded with the St. Peter State for the return of the Farnese collection, that were appropriated by Pope Innocenzo X after the disastrous second battle of Castro of 1649, it was returned to her in 1731. Her request was on behalf of her son Carlo, King of Naples … Continue reading Capodimonte Naples

The original title of this painting was also The Sacred Family, then why after two centuries Did it become known as The Madonna of Divine Love?

In 1518 a painting on wood with the same composition of the Madonna and baby Jesus, St. Elizabeth, and baby St. John, and St. Joseph in the background, it was also named The Sacred Family. This painting was commissioned by Alessandro Farnese, elected Pope Paul III, and it was inherited by his nephew Cardinal Alessandro … Continue reading The original title of this painting was also The Sacred Family, then why after two centuries Did it become known as The Madonna of Divine Love?

The Sacred Family by Raffaello Sanzio

In 1514 when Raffaello painted the Madonna with Baby Jesus, St. Elizabeth with St. John and in the background was also St. Joseph, he gave this title to the painting "La Sacra Famiglia" (The Sacred Family). It was commissioned to Raffaello by the Senor Leonello Pio Da Carpi and it was inherited by his nephew … Continue reading The Sacred Family by Raffaello Sanzio