Small Cowper Madonna

Small Cowper Madonna
Artist Raphael
Year 1505
Medium Oil on panel
Location National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Dimensions 23.4 in × 17 in
59.5 cm × 44 cm

The renaissance painter Raphael Sanzio (commonly known as Raphael) created the piece called the Small Cowper Madonna. He used oil on panel as the medium and completed the artworks in 1505. The painting measures fifty nine and a half centimetres long and forty four centimetres wide. It is currently housed at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C., USA. Some art historians say that Raphael did this work to be given as a wedding gift. During the period wherein this was painted, Madonna & Child pieces were popular gifts during important events as the Renaissance period widened the appreciation of people for works of art.