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Benvenuto di Pietro Tisi, called Garofalo (1476-Ferrara 1559)

The Holy Family May 1533

RCIN 406923

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This jewel-like panel was created at a time when Ferrarese painters were becoming aware of the classical and sculptural figure styles of Raphael and Giulio Romano. It was probably this, rather than the mysterious and brilliantly sparkling landscape, which appealed to its Georgian owners. Acquired by Frederick, Prince of Wales, who also commissioned the frame Cat. 125