The Cardinal Virtues


The Cardinal Virtues

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title=The Cardinal Virtues
artist=Raphael
year=1511
type=fresco
height=?
width=660
city=Vatican City
museum=Apostolic Palace

"The Cardinal Virtues" is a painting by the Italian renaissance artist Raphael. It was painted in 1511 as the fourth part, after the "Disputation of the Holy Sacrament", "The School of Athens" and "The Parnassus", of Raphael's commission to decorate with frescoes the rooms that are now known as the Stanze di Raffaello, in the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican. It is located in the "Stanza della segnatura" and allegorically presents fortitude, prudence and temperance.

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