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Holy Families & Madonna and Child

Holy Families & Madonna and Child


The Virgin and Child with the Infant Baptist

dated 1818

Etching | 25.2 x 19.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851271

A print after a drawing formerly attributed to Raphael now in the Albertina, Vienna (inv. no.204); reproduced in reverse. The drawing is now regarded as a copy after a study by Raphael currently in the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford (inv. no.WA1846.162r). Signed, dated and numbered on plate: 'N.o.4'. A photograph of the Ashmolean drawing can be found at RCIN 851272.

The print shows the full-length Virgin, seated, bending over to the left and holding the Christ Child with both hands. The Child turns His head to the Infant Baptist who sits on the ground at left and holds a reed cross. A standing figure in the left background. The figures are set against an architectural background.
  • Creator(s)

    Antoine Pierre Charles Favart (1784-1867) (etcher)

    After a work copying Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    After a work previously attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

  • 25.2 x 19.8 cm (sheet of paper)

    17.8 x 12.8 cm (image)

    20.2 x 15.0 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
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Bibliographic reference(s)

    pp.148-9, no.50 (Raphael in der Albertina 1983 : aus Anlass des 500. Geburtstages des Künstlers, Vienna 1983)