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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534)

Holy Family c.1515

Engraving | 16.7 x 12.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851242

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An engraving after a lost design by Raphael dating from c.1507-08. Signed on plate with empty tablet at lower left.

The print shows the three-quater length seated Virgin suckling the Christ Child whom she holds on her lap, with St Joseph looking on at right; in an interior with a curtain draped behind them.
  • Creator(s)

    Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534) (engraver)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 16.7 x 12.4 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
              • Virgin & Child with Saints
                • Virgin & Child with Saints-Holy Family
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.94 C.XXXIV.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 p.190, no.XV.1 (entry by Stefania Massari)