Madonna of the Goldfinch

While living in Florence, Raphael studied with the Masters Leonardo and Michelangelo. Madonna of the Goldfinch, or Madonna del Cardellino, shows the influence of Leonardo.

The Marriage of the Virgin

The Marriage of the Virgin, also known as Lo Sposalizio, was completed in 1504 for the Franciscan church of San Francesco, Città di Castello. It depicts a marriage ceremony between Mary and Joseph.

Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints

Raphael painted Madonna and Child Enthroned with Saints as an altarpiece around 1504/5 for the Franciscan convent of Sant’ Antonio in Perugia.

Madonna of the Meadow

This painting, done in 1505-1506, has gone by several names, including Madonna del Prato, which translates as Madonna of the Meadow. It was once known as Madonna with the Christ Child and Saint John the Baptist. And since it was once part of the imperial collection in the Vienna Belvedere, it was long known as Madonna del Belvedere.

The Transfiguration

The Transfiguration is the last painting by Raphael, who worked on it until his death in 1520. After he died, the painting was placed at the head of the bier on which his body lay in state at the Vatican.

Sistine Madonna

The Sistine Madonna, also called the Madonna di San Sisto, was commissioned in 1512 by Pope Julius II for the church of San Sisto, Piacenza. The canvas was one of the last Madonnas painted by Raphael.

Madonna of the Baldacchino

The Madonna of the Baldacchino was Raphael's first major commission in Florence, painted c.1506-1508 for the Cappella Dei in Santo Spirito.

St. Paul Preaching in Athens

Painted in 1515, this work shows St. Paul preaching in the Areopagus in Athens, a scene from the Acts of the Apostles.