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Holy Families & Madonna and Child

Holy Families & Madonna and Child


The Virgin and Child [‘The Tempi Madonna’]


Engraving with etching | 45.4 x 35.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850720

An engraving after the so-called ‘Tempi Madonna’, a painting executed by Raphael for the Tempi family (1507-08) now in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich (inv. no.WA 796). As lettered below the image, the painting was still in Casa Tempi in Florence at the time the print was published. This print is plate 2 from a-yet-unidentified set, maybe the 'Recueil d’estampes gravées d’après les peintures à fresque italiennes', Paris, 1821. Lettered with production details. See RCIN 850719 for a photograph of the painting.

Showing the half length standing Virgin holding the Christ Child, at whom she looks dearly while inclining her head and pressing her cheek to that of her son; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Auguste Gaspard Louis Boucher Desnoyers (1779-1857) (engraver)

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

  • 45.4 x 35.0 cm (sheet of paper)

    29.0 x 22.5 cm (image)

    40.2 x 30.9 cm (platemark)

  • 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
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    pp. 266-268, no. 37 (Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 )