The fascinating story of a masterpiece and its incredible success, the “Madonna del Velo” or “Madonna di Loreto“, now housed in the Condé Museum in Chantilly, is the topic of the exhibition set up at the Pontifical Museum of the Holy House of Loreto, Italy.

The exhibition. From 15 July 2021 to 17 October 2021 in Loreto, Ancona.
The peculiarity of this exhibition is that it is dedicated to a single extraordinary work by Raffaello Sanzio, in the fifth centenary of his death, the Madonna del Velo or Madonna di Loreto. The various vicissitudes of the work, adventurous and at the same time mysterious, converge in the hypothesis that the name, Madonna di Loreto with which the original Raphaelesque is best known, already exhibited in the church of Santa Maria del Popolo in Rome, depends on the fact that a valuable replica of it had been donated to the Sanctuary of the Holy House and placed in the Sala del Tesoro between 1717 and 1797. The painting is a representation of the Holy Family, to which the title Madonna di Loreto is well suited, because it seems to be set in the House of Nazareth, transported and venerated in Loreto. His fame grew to such an extent that there are over a hundred known copies made by great authors on canvas, wood, but also in the form of drawings and engravings. Link

The exhibition, which can be visited at the Pontifical Museum of the Holy House of Loreto from 15 July to 17 October 2021, brings out the history of the work through a multimedia installation and the comparison between four works in the presence, of the over one hundred copies of which it is certified existence.

La Madonna di Loreto” Storia avventurosa e successo di un’opera.

Size: 24×28 cm
Pages: 64 with cover
Printing: 4 colors on 170 gr paper
Binding: paperback stitched thread with flaps

Publisher: Silvana Editoriale
Printed by: Tecnostampa, Loreto Ancona – Italia

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La Madonna del Velo di Raffaello in mostra a Loreto


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