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Holy Families & Madonna and Child

Holy Families & Madonna and Child


The Virgin and Child with Pinks [‘Madonna dei Garofani’]


Engraving | 41.5 x 29.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850742

A print reproducing (in reverse) the composition of Raphael's so-called 'Madonna dei Garofani' (or 'Madonna of the Pinks') currently in the National Gallery, London (inv. no.NG 6596). Lettered with production details. It has been suggested that this engraving may have been based upon a print by Jean Couvay, an impression of which can be found at RCIN 850640. For further discussion, see Bibliographic References.

Showing the seated Virgin holding the Christ Child seating on a cushion on her lap and captivating his attention with some pinks; in an interior with a view on a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Jean Boulanger (1606-60) (engraver)

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

    François de Poilly (1623-93) (publisher)

  • 41.5 x 29.8 cm (sheet of paper)

    39.0 x 29.7 cm (image)

  • Flores mei, fructus. Eccl. 24.

  • 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
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Flowering plants
            • Pinks
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    pp. 210-213, no. 25 (Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 )