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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Samuel Amsler (1791-1849)

Holy Family [‘The Canigiani Holy Family’] dated 1836

Engraving with etching | 53.5 x 40.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850754

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An engraving after the so-called Canigiani Holy Family, a painting by Raphael (c.1506-07) now in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich (inv. no.WA 476). The plate is dedicated to King Ludwig I of Bavaria, in whose possession was the painting when this print was made. Lettered with production details. See RCIN 850756 for a photograph of the painting.

Showing the Virgin supporting the Christ Child on her knees, who leans forward to the Infant Baptist resting on St Elizabeth’s lap, with St Joseph standing behind them and supporting himself with a stick; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Samuel Amsler (1791-1849) (engraver)

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

    Heinrich Felsing (1800-75) (printer)

    Ludwig I, King of Bavaria (1786-1868) (dedicatee)

    Saint Anne
  • 53.5 x 40.2 cm (sheet of paper)

    42.4 x 23.1 cm (image)

    50.0 x 39.0 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: More than one other figure
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.62 A.XVI.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 227-232, no. 30