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Holy Families & Madonna and Child

Holy Families & Madonna and Child


Pietà [‘The Colonna Altarpiece’, right-hand predella panel]

published 1857

Albumen print | 26.2 x 24.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850681

A photograph of a painting by Raphael which Ruland (1876) catalogued as being then in the collection of Mrs Dawson, now in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston (inv. no.P16e3). Published in September 1857, London.

The painting is one of the three panels forming the predella of Raphael's so-called Colonna Altarpiece, painted in c.1504-05 for the Nunnery of Sant’Antonio da Padua, Perugia. The central panel of the altarpiece and the surmounting lunette are now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (see RCIN 850667 for a photograph of the painting)

Showing the dead Christ lying on Mary’s lap and being supported by St John with Mary Madgalene crying at His feet; behind them are Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus.
  • Creator(s)

    Caldesi & Montecchi (active 1857-67) (photographer)

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

    Colnaghi & Co. : 13/14, Pall Mall East. (publisher)

    Agnew, Thomas & Sons : Manchester (publisher)


    St John
    Saint Joseph of Arimathea
    Nicodemus (NT)
  • 26.2 x 24.8 cm (sheet of paper)

    15.2 x 17.6 cm (image)


  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Passion of Christ
              • Christ-Lamentation (Madonna & Others)
    Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508
    pp. 172-185, no. 17

    Other number(s)

    Ruland p.57 A.VI.17