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Holy Families & Madonna and Child

Holy Families & Madonna and Child

Holy Family with the Young John the Baptist under an Oak Tree [‘The Madonna della Quercia’]


Engraving | RCIN 850996

A reversed engraving after the so-called ‘Madonna della Quercia’, a painting attributed to Raphael and his workshop (c.1518-19) now in the Museo del Prado, Madrid (inv. no.303) generally reputed to be after a design by the master. Second state. Lettered at lower left, on the base of the column, with attribution of the design to Raphael: R.V. INV. Lettered at lower left with the publisher's address. For a first state impression of this print, see RCIN 850995.

Showing the full length Virgin seating under an oak tree, holding the Christ Child on her right knee, who reaches for the inscribed scroll held by the young St John the Baptist who stands at right, with St Joseph resting on a sculpted fragment at left and looking on; in a landscape.
  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)