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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Jakob Felsing (1802-83)

Heads of the Christ Child c.1822-1873

Etching | 63.1 x 44.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851073

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A print reproducing eight heads of the Infant Christ arranged in a composition. The heads are details taken from paintings by Raphael, including the Sistine Madonna (top centre; see RCIN 851061 for a print after the painting), the Madonna della Seggiola (top centre right; see RCIN 850973 for a photograph of the painting), the Madonna del Velo (centre; see RCIN 850785 for a print after the painting), the Bridgewater Madonna (top centre left; see RCIN 850895 for a photograph of the painting), and the Tempi Madonna (lower right; see RCIN 850719 for a photograph of the painting). Lettered state, with production details. Not listed in Ruland's Raphael Collection catalogue (1876).
  • Creator(s)

    Jakob Felsing (1802-83) (engraver)

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

    Otto Felsing : Berlin (printer)

    Goupil & Co. : Paris & London (publisher)

    Johann Velten : Carlsruhe (publisher)

  • 63.1 x 44.8 cm (sheet of paper)

    23.2 x 27.2 cm (image, oval)

    25.0 x 33.0 cm (platemark)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (after 1876)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Medical sciences
        • Anatomy
          • Heads
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Earth sciences
        • Meteorology
          • Clouds
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.80 A.XL.13