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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Giacinto Parbeni (active c. 1660s)

Holy Family among ruins dated 1662

Engraving with etching | 42.1 x 36.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851159

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A print after a circular painting attributed on plate to Raphael. According to Ruland (1876), the painting was once housed in the Rospigliosi Palace, Rome (the plate is dedicated to Cardinal Giulio Rospigliosi, later Pope Clement IX) and according to Passavant (1860, no. 255) it passed subsequently into the possession of Duc de Tallard, Paris. Lettered with production details, dedication and dedicatee's coat of arms.

Showing the full-length Virgin kneeling down before the Christ Child with her hands clasped in adoration, and with St Joseph genuflecting behind the Child while looking at Him on the right; in a landscape with ruins.
  • Creator(s)

    Giacinto Parbeni (active c. 1660s) (engraver)

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

    Pope Clement IX (1600-69) (dedicatee)

    Giacinto Parbeni (active c. 1660s) (dedicator)

    Giacinto Parbeni : Rome (publisher)

    Subject(s)
    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 42.1 x 36.7 cm (sheet of paper)

    35.7 x 36.5 cm (image)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • 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.86 B.XXX.1