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Holy Families & Madonna and Child

Holy Families & Madonna and Child


The Virgin and Child with the Infant John [‘The Madonna of the Meadow’]

dated 1841

Engraving with etching | 87.1 x 66.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850706

An engraving after the so-called ‘Madonna of the Meadow’, a painting by Raphael (1505-1506) now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (inv. no.GG175). As indicated by the inscription below the image, the painting was at the time of the print in the Imperial Gallery of the Belvedere, Vienna. Lettered with title and production details.

Showing the full length seated Virgin supporting with both hands the standing Christ Child who reached for the cross-staff held by the Infant Baptist, who keels down before Him; in a hilly landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Joseph Steinmüller (1795-1841) (engraver)

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

    Robert Theer (1808-63) (designer)

    F Wernigk (active 1840-50) (printer)

    Artaria & Co. (publisher)

    Goupil & Vibert : Paris (publisher)

  • 87.1 x 66.1 cm (sheet of paper)

    47.2 x 37.7 cm (image)

    59.8 x 45.2 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. 214-219, no. 26 (Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 )