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List of famous Madonna and Child art, listed alphabetically with pictures of the artwork when available. This list includes examples of historic Madonna and Child paintings, sculptures and any other forms of art. These are all popular Madonna and Child works by famous or notable artists, so you'll most likely recognize the majority of artists on this list. Though the years Madonna and Child has been a reoccurring subject in the world of art, drawing inspiration from renowned artists all around the world If any amazing Madonna and Child art pieces are missing, feel free to add them below.

Everything from The Madonna of Port Lligat to Sistine Madonna is included on this list.

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Alba Madonna is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Madonna and Child Art
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The Alba Madonna is a painting by the Italian High Renaissance artist Raphael, depicting Mary, Jesus and John the Baptist, in a typical Italian countryside. John the Baptist is holding up a cross to Jesus, which the baby Jesus is grasping. All three figures are staring at the cross. The three figures are grouped to the left in the round design, but the outstretched arm of the Madonna and the billowing material of her cloak balance the image. This Madonna was commissioned by Paolo Giovio who planned to send it to the church of the Olivetani in Nocera dei Pagani. In the 18th century, the painting belonged to the Spanish House of Alba, whose name it bears. In 1836 it was acquired by Nicholas I ...more

Artist: Raphael

Subject: Madonna, Child Jesus, Jesus Christ, Blessed Virgin Mary, Madonna and Child

Art Form: Painting

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Aldobrandini Madonna is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Madonna and Child Art
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The Aldobrandini Madonna is a painting from about 1509-1510 oil by the Italian renaissance artist Raphael. The picture is of the Virgin Mother, Christ child and infant John the Baptist, one of many paintings by Raphael with this trio. It is from early in his third, or Roman period, where distinctive changes are seen from his Umbrian or Florentine period in style, use of colour, and introduction of more natural subjects and settings. Owned for centuries by the aristocratic Roman Aldobrandini family, it has been part of the collection of the National Gallery in London since 1865. It was sold to the National Gallery in 1865 after about five decades of ownership by the Lord and Lady Garvagh, and ...more

Artist: Raphael

Subject: Madonna, Child Jesus, Jesus Christ, Blessed Virgin Mary, Madonna and Child

Art Form: Painting

Period / Movement: Italian Renaissance

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Ansidei Madonna is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Madonna and Child Art
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The Ansidei Madonna is a 1505-1507 painting by the Italian High Renaissance artist Raphael, painted during his Florentine period. It shows the Blessed Virgin Mary sitting on a wooden throne, with the child Christ on her lap. On her right John the Baptist stands, on her left Saint Nicholas is reading. At the time the painting was commissioned, there were other paintings that made up the grouping for the altarpiece. Of the predellas, the only that remains is Saint John the Baptist Preaching, the others are inexplicably lost. Both the main painting, "Ansidei Madonna", and the predella "Saint John the Baptist Preaching", are located at the National Gallery in London. ...more

Artist: Raphael

Subject: Madonna, Child Jesus, Jesus Christ, Blessed Virgin Mary, Madonna and Child

Genres (Art): History painting

Art Form: Painting

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Castelfranco Madonna is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Madonna and Child Art
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The Madonna and Child Between St. Francis and St. Nicasius, also known as Castelfranco Madonna, is a painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Giorgione executed around 1503. It is housed in the Cathedral of Castelfranco Veneto, Giorgione's native city, in Veneto, northern Italy. ...more

Artist: Giorgione

Subject: Madonna, Child Jesus, Jesus Christ, Blessed Virgin Mary, Madonna and Child

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