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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Jacques Chereau (1688-1776)

Holy Family [‘Madonna with Beardless St Joseph’] published 1729

Engraving | 35.3 x 25.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850736

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A reversed engraving after the so-called Madonna with Beardless St Joseph, a painting by Raphael (c.1506-07) now in the Hermitage, St Petersburg (inv. no.GS 91). As indicated by the inscription below the image, the painting was then in the collection of Pierre Crozat. Lettered with the title and production details. Published in Recueil de Crozat, 1729, I, 30. See RCIN 850735 for a photograph of the painting.  

Showing the seated Virgin holding the Christ Child on her lap and looking at the beardless St Joseph who stands on the right with his hands resting on a stick; in an architectural interior with a view on a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Jacques Chereau (1688-1776) (engraver)

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

    Saint Joseph
  • 35.3 x 25.8 cm (sheet of paper)

    30.4 x 24.3 cm (image)

    35.3 x 25.2 cm (platemark)

  • La Sainte Vierge

  • 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
                  • Virgin & Child with Saints-Holy Family: Joseph only
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.61 A.XIV.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 225-227, no. 29