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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Hans Sebald Beham (1500-50)

Holy Family under a Canopy c.1520-1540

Woodcut | 12.6 x 8.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850963

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A woodcut the composition of which is based on the so-called Madonna del Pesce, a painting by Raphael and his workshop now in the Museo del Prado, Madrid (inv. no.297). Signed with monogram at top right. Another impression of this print can be found at RCIN 808461. For a photograph of the Madonna del Pesce, see RCIN 840952.

Showing the enthroned Virgin gazing down, with the Christ Child stretching his left arm out towards St Joseph who is crouched down on the right behind the Virgin.
  • Creator(s)

    Hans Sebald Beham (1500-50) (wood cutter)

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

    After a work by the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 12.6 x 8.7 cm (sheet of paper)

  • 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
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.74 A.XXXII.15

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael. The Pursuit of Perfection 1994 : Raphael. The Pursuit of Perfection, National Galleries of Scotland, 1994 p.80, under no.31; fig.56 (entry by A. Weston-Lewis)