Sistine Madonna

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Sistine Madonna a famous painting by Raphael Santi, now at Dresden, representing the Virgin and Child in glory, St Sixtus on the left, St Barbara on the right, and two cherubs below
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Usage

In literature:

It is her face which looks down upon us from the picture of the Sistine Madonna, perhaps the most famous Madonna that ever was painted.
"Knights of Art" by Amy Steedman
That is your Sistine Madonna!
"Virgin Soil" by Ivan S. Turgenev
You mean the Sistine Madonna?
"The Possessed" by Fyodor Dostoevsky
Opposite the foot of the bed in her mother's room hung a large engraving of the Sistine Madonna.
"Saxe Holm's Stories" by Helen Hunt Jackson
We have sat in awed and chastened silence before the divine meekness of the Sistine Madonna.
"Nancy" by Rhoda Broughton
We have three Sistine Madonnas (my particular abomination).
"Murder in Any Degree" by Owen Johnson
The last of these pictures is like Raphael's Sistine Madonna in the Dresden gallery; it is in a room by itself.
"Quiet Talks on Prayer" by S. D. (Samuel Dickey) Gordon
In the Sistine Madonna, Raphael carried this form of composition to the highest perfection.
"The Madonna in Art" by Estelle M. Hurll
I do not want even the Sistine Madonna propped up in my easy-chair.
"Girls and Women" by Harriet E. Paine (AKA E. Chester}
About 1520 Raphael painted the famous Sistine Madonna, now the pride of the Dresden Gallery.
"A History of Art for Beginners and Students: Painting, Sculpture, Architecture" by Clara Erskine Clement
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