Description This is a copy after Raphael's famous painting known as "La Belle Jardinière," "the beautiful gardener," painted ca. 1507, in the Louvre, 122 × 80 cm (48 × 31½ in.). The Walters copy is only slightly smaller. Although Raphael's painting was commissioned by a Sienese patron, for most of its history it has been in France. It is difficult to date copies, but this one could be from the later 1600s when the original painting is known to have belonged to Louis XIV.
- Early Copies of the Old Masters. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 1946.
- Déjà Vu? The Repeating Image in Renaissance and Baroque Art. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2007-2008.
Provenance Don Marcello Massarenti Collection, Rome [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1902, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters with the Massarenti Collection, 1902
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