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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.1816-18

Etching and engraving | 47.6 x 33.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851035

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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 with publication details and title. Published in H. Laurent, Le Musée Royal, Paris 1816-18.

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)

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

    Théodore Richomme (1785-1849) (designer)

    Saint Joseph
    Saint Elizabeth
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 47.6 x 33.2 cm (sheet of paper)

    38.3 x 26.0 cm (image)

    31.5 x 46.0 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.6

    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