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Holy Families & Madonna and Child

Holy Families & Madonna and Child


Holy Family with St Elizabeth and the Young John the Baptist

dated 1582

Engraving | 55.4 x 41.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851025

A engraving reproducing (in reverse) the group of the Virgin and Child with St Anne and the Infant Baptist from the so-called La Perla, a painting generally attributed to Giulio Romano (c.1518-19) now in the Museo del Prado, Madrid (inv. no.301), with considerable alterations and additions. Second state, with the privilege of Pope Urban VIII. For a photograph of the La Perla and further discussion, see RCIN 851004.

Showing the full-length seated Virgin supporting the Christ Child with her left arm and putting her right hand on the back of St Anne who is crouched beside her on the left, with the young John the Baptist standing on the right presenting the Child with a bird, and St Joseph partially hidden in the left middle ground; before a Ionic temple with a niche containing a statue of Moses; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Cherubino Alberti (1553-1615) (engraver)

    After a work attributed to Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546) (artist)

    After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)


    Saint Anne
    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 55.4 x 41.3 cm (sheet of paper)

    52.2 x 40.1 cm (image)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
              • Virgin & Child with Saints
                • Virgin & Child with Saints-Holy Family
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Beds
            • Cradles
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520
    pp. 183-189, no. 64

    Other number(s)

    Ruland p.78 A.XXXVII.25