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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Théodore Richomme (1785-1849)

Holy Family [‘The Madonna di Loreto’] dated 1812

Etching and engraving | 50.2 x 39.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850869

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An engraving reproducing the composition of the so-called Madonna di Loreto, a painting by Raphael (c.1511) now in the Musée Condé, Chantilly (inv. no.68). Lettered with production details.

Many painted versions of this composition are known. Ruland (1876) thought that the original painting by Raphael either had disappeared or was the one then in the possession of Sir Kennedy Laurie, Florence (now in the Morgan Library and Museum, New York, inv. no.AZ 139). He also described this print as after a replica attributed to Giulio Romano.

Showing the Virgin holding a veil over the Christ Child, with St Joseph standing on the right.
  • Creator(s)

    Théodore Richomme (1785-1849) (engraver)

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

    Théodore Richomme (1785-1849) (designer)

    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 50.2 x 39.2 cm (sheet of paper)

    38.0 x 31.0 cm (image)

    49.2 x 37.8 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
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Headgear
            • Veils
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.69 A.XXVI.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 89-97, no. 51