Taddei Tondo: The Virgin and Child with St John the Baptist

Taddei Tondo: The Virgin and Child with St John the Baptist

Details of acquisition unrecorded, accessioned in 1902

Original:

Taddei Tondo: The Virgin and Child with St John the Baptist
Michelangelo (1475-1564)
1501-6
Marble
Royal Academy, London, England

This unfinished relief is one of two tondi which Vasari (1550) states that Michelangelo blocked out, but did not complete, while working on the David (1501-4) in Florence. It was executed for Taddeo Taddei (1470-1528), a patron of both Michelangelo and Raphael, and was originally in his house.