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The 'Madonna della Sedia' by Raphael, a tondo (circular painting) painted in Rome around 1513/1514, is one of the most copied works of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The National Trust have at least 15 painted copies in various media in their care alone. The original, once in the Uffizi, seized during the Napoleonic Wars and in Paris between 1799–1815, is now in the Palazzo Pitti, Florence.
oil on canvas
H 70 x W 70 cm
gift from Sir Henry Hugh Arthur Hoare along with the estate, house and its contents, 1946