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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 1812

Engraving with etching | RCIN 850707

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 this 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 reaches for the cross-staff held by the Infant Baptist, who kneels down before Him; in a hilly landscape.
  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)