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Lorenzo de' Medici

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Madonna and Child

William Dyce


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Artist Biography

William Dyce (1806-1864)
There are three similar versions of this painting in the Tate, Nottingham Castle Museum and Royal Collection. Queen Victoria, in her Journal, described the one bought by Prince Albert in 1845 as ‘quite like an Old Master and in the style of Raphael – so chaste and exquisitely painted’. Dyce had visited Italy in 1825, and from 1827 to 1830. There he had met the German Nazarene painters who had turned to the work of fifteenth century German, Italian and Flemish masters for inspiration. This no doubt encouraged Dyce to look carefully at the work of Raphael, whose luminous precision he has successfully emulated. The half-length composition is reminiscent of Raphael’s ‘Madonna del Granduca’ in the Pitti Palace in Florence. Dyce is generally considered to be the ‘bridge’ between the Nazarenes and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, who adopted their own idiosyncratic approach to the artists of the fifteenth century, a few years later. Dyce experimented with Pre-Raphaelitism in the 1850s, producing a number of important landscapes and historical subjects that demonstrate his assimilation of the Brotherhood’s painstaking technique and meticulous response to nature. He also painted portraits, religious subjects, and a series of fresco cycles in the House of Lords, Lambeth Palace, Buckingham Palace, Osborne House and several churches.

Paper / Board

255gsm Art Paper

Our standard prints are reproduced on a premium semi matt finish paper. Its micro-porous resin coating provides exceptional colour accuracy and stability

315gsm Museum Quality Watercolour Art Board, Acid Free

Our watercolour board has a natural white finish with a slightly structured, soft-textured surface equivalent to a traditional etching fine art paper. The surface has a special matte coating, designed for high quality fine art reproduction with giclée technology. It is an archival quality paper with great colour accuracy.

Postage & Packaging

Standard Delivery

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3-5 working days for UK
4-7 working days for Europe
7-10 working days for USA, Canada, Fast East, Australasia and the rest of the world.

Delivery Prices

Standard UK delivery from £3.50
Europe & the rest of the world from £8.00
All prints will be tissue wrapped, bubble wrapped and packed into robust cardboard tubes.

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