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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Christian Wilhelm Ketterlinus (1766-1803)

Holy Family [‘Madonna with Beardless St Joseph’] c.1789-1803

Engraving | 36.4 x 27.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850737

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An 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). Possibly published in Galerie de l'Ermitage, 1805-09. Lettered with the title and production details. 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 left with his hands resting on a stick; in an architectural interior with a view on a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Christian Wilhelm Ketterlinus (1766-1803) (engraver)

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

    Marie Feodorovna, Empress of Russia (1759-1828) (dedicatee)

    Christian Wilhelm Ketterlinus (1766-1803) (dedicator)

    Saint Joseph
  • 36.4 x 27.0 cm (sheet of paper)

    24.5 x 19.5 cm (image)

    31.3 x 21.7 cm (platemark)


  • 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.3

    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