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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

De Poilly: Rue S.t Jacques a l'image S.t Benoist

Holy Family with St Anne and the Infant Baptist [‘La Perla’] c.1600-1750

Engraving | 41.6 x 31.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851007

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A reversed engraving reproducing (in reverse) the composition of the so-called La Perla, a painting now in the Museo del Prado, Madrid (inv. no.301) generally attributed to Giulio Romano (c.1518-19), possibly after a design by Raphael. Lettered at lower right within image with publication details.

Showing the full-length Virgin supporting the Christ Child and resting her right hand on the shoulder of St Anne, with the young John the Baptist approaching the group on the right offering fruit, and St Joseph partially hidden in the background at right; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    De Poilly: Rue S.t Jacques a l'image S.t Benoist (publisher)

    After a work attributed to Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546) (artist)

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

    Saint Anne
    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 41.6 x 31.7 cm (sheet of paper)

    37.2 x 30.3 cm (image)

    40.5 x 30.9 cm (platemark)

  • Immortalitas est in cognatione Sapientiae. sap. 8

  • 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
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Beds
            • Cradles
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.76 A.XXXVII.8

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 183-189, no. 64