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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Achille Louis Martinet (1806-77)

'Holy Family under a Palm Tree' published 1 May 1844

Engraving and etching | 52.2 x 41.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850726

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An engraving after the Holy Family under a Palm Tree, a painting by Raphael (c.1507), on loan to National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh (inv. no.NGL 062.46), from the Duke of Sutherland Collection. With the publishers' blind stamp in lower left corner. Lettered with the title and production details.

As lettered on the print, the painting was then in the possession of Lord Francis Egerton (1800-1857), I Earl of Ellesmere. When catalogued by Ruland (1876), the painting was in the Bridgewater Gallery, property of the Earl of Ellesmere.

Showing the Holy Family resting under a palm tree: the Virgin sits on the right and holds the Christ Child on her right knee and supports Him with her right hand; the Child is further secured to His mother by a veil and reaches for the flowers presented by St Joseph, who kneels down before Him and supports himself with a staff held in his right hand.
  • Creator(s)

    Achille Louis Martinet (1806-77) (engraver)

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

    Bougeard : Paris (printer)

    Goupil & Vibert : 15 Boulevard Montmartre & 7 Rue de Lancry, Paris (publisher)

    Berlin : L. Sachse and Co (publisher)

    Anaglyphic Co, The : 25 Berners St, Oxford St. (publisher)

  • 52.2 x 41.2 cm (sheet of paper)

    44.8 x 36.1 cm (image)


  • 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
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Trees
            • Palm trees
          • Flowering plants
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.60 A.XII.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael. The Pursuit of Perfection 1994 : Raphael. The Pursuit of Perfection, National Galleries of Scotland, 1994 p.47, no.12

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 246-249, no. 32