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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Théodore Richomme (1785-1849)

Holy Family with Saints and Angel [‘The Holy Family of Francis I’] c.1805-1839

Engraving with etching | 87.3 x 61.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851034

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A print after 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 publication details, title, dedication and dedicatee's arms.

Showing the full-length seated Virgin supporting the Christ Child stepping out of His cradle; with St Joseph behind her on the right, and the crouched St Elizabeth supporting the Young John the Baptist who clasps his hands in adoration on the left; 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)

    Théodore Richomme (1785-1849) (engraver)

    Claude-Marie-François Dien (1787-1865) (engraver) [finished by]

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

    Felsing, H. : Darmstadt (printer)

    Paris : Goupil & Co (publisher)

    P & D Colnaghi & Co : London (publisher)

    Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Queen of Bavaria (1792-1854) (dedicatee)

    Artaria & Fontaine : Mannheim (dedicator)

    Saint Elizabeth
    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 87.3 x 61.3 cm (sheet of paper)

    47.4 x 31.5 cm (image)

    60.8 x 42.1 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.5

    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