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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Elisha Kirkall (?1682-1742)

Holy Family with St Anne dated 1724

Mezzotint and etching printed in brown ink, over an ochre woodcut tone block | 29.1 x 35.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851321

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A print after a drawing currently housed in the Devonshire Collection, Chatsworth House (inv. no.90), formerly ascribed to Raphael and now generally attributed to Giulio Romano. Lettered with production details and old attribution to Raphael. Ruland (1876) attributed the drawing to Andrea del Sarto. Two photographs of the original drawing can be found at RCINs 851319, 851320.

The print shows the Virgin sitting on the lap of St Anne, while supporting the Christ Child on her knees with both hands; the Child reaches for St Joseph who leans over a wheeled walking frame at left.
  • Creator(s)

    Elisha Kirkall (?1682-1742) (printmaker)

    After Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546) (artist)

    After a work previously attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    After a work previously attributed to Andrea del Sarto (Florence 1486-Florence 1530) (artist)

    Subject(s)
    Saint Anne
    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 29.1 x 35.6 cm (sheet of paper)

    28.2 x 35.2 cm (image)

  • 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
              • Virgin & Child with Saints
                • Virgin & Child with Saints-Holy Family
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.100 D.X.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Oberhuber/Gnann 1999 : Roma e lo stile classico di Raffaello, 1515-1527 / a cura di Konrad Oberhuber ; catalogo di Achim Gnann, 1999 p.254

    Höper 2001 : Höper, C. Raffael und die Folgen, Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2001 p.184, no.A 39.1