|Giovanni Tiepolo - Madonna and the Goldfinch (1760)|
USA 20c Stamp issued 1982
Held at the National Gallery of Art Washington
This painting depicts a very pale Madonna and child with fat rosy cheeks. The goldfinch is meant to symbolise the eventual violent death of the child many years later - interestingly, another painting was completed by Raphael in the early 1500s with the same name and subject, so Tiepolo was covering familiar religious themes with this work.