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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Charles Louis Schuler (1785-1852)

Holy Family with Saints and Angel [‘The Holy Family of Francis I’] c.1805-1842

Engraving | 75.3 x 55.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851033

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A print reproducing (in reverse) the so-called Holy Family of Francis I, a painting attributed to Raphael and his workshop (1518) now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.604). Lettered state, with production details, title, dedication and dedicatee's coat of arms.

Showing the full-length seated Virgin supporting the Christ Child stepping out of His cradle; with St Joseph behind her on the left, and the crouched St Elizabeth supporting the Young John the Baptist who clasps his hands in adoration on the right; behind them an angel crowning the Virgin with flowers and a young woman with hands crossed on her chest; in an interior with view of landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Charles Louis Schuler (1785-1852) (engraver)

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

    Henry Felsing (printer)

    Institut Bibliographique : Hildburghausen, Amsterdam & Philadelphia (publisher)

    Charles Louis Schuler (1785-1852) (dedicator)

    Saint Elizabeth
    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 75.3 x 55.8 cm (sheet of paper)

    51.9 x 39.6 cm (image)

    54.0 x 48.3 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
          • Angels, demons, devils, saints
            • Angels
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Flowering plants
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.78 A.XXXVIII.4

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 170-177, no. 62