Madonna and child with Saints and donors
by Raffaellino del Garbo (1466 or perhaps 1476–1524), Florence, circa 1490
The painting was destroyed during the bombing of Berlin in World War II, 1945
Raffaellino del Garbo (1466 or perhaps 1476–1524) was a Florentine painter of the early Renaissance. His real name was Raffaello Capponi; Del Garbo was a nickname, bestowed upon him seemingly from the graceful nicety (garbo) of his earlier works. He has also been called Raffaello de Florentia, and Raffaello de Carolis or Karli. He was a pupil of Filippino Lippi, with whom he remained till 1490, if not later. He accompanied Filippino to Rome, where he painted the ceiling of the chapel of St. Thomas Aquinas (Caraffa Chapel) in the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva. Among his works are a Resurrection, originally for the church of the Benedictine monastery of Monte Oliveto, now in the Accademia. He painted a Miracle of the Loaves in the refectory of the convent at Cesto. A Coronation of the Virgin is in the Louvre museum. A Madonna and child with Saints and donors was previously at the Berlin Museum. Another picture painted in the early part of his life is in the monastery of San Salvi, and is highly commended by Moreni in his Notizie istoriclie dei Contorni di Firenze.