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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Giulio di Antonio Bonasone (c. 1498-c. 1580)

Holy Family with St Anne and the Infant Baptist [‘The Canigiani Holy Family’] c.1560

Engraving | 40.2 x 25.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850758

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An engraving reproducing (in reverse) the composition of the so-called Canigiani Holy Family, a painting by Raphael (c.1506-07) now in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich (inv. no.WA 476). See RCIN 850756 for a photograph of the painting.

It has been suggested that the engraving may be based on a preparatory drawing for the painting, rather than on the painting itself.

Showing the Virgin supporting the Christ Child on her knees, who leans forward to the Infant Baptist held by St Elizabeth, with St Joseph standing behind them and supporting himself with a stick; in a landscape with five angels above.
  • Creator(s)

    Giulio di Antonio Bonasone (c. 1498-c. 1580) (engraver)

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

    Saint Anne
  • 40.2 x 25.5 cm (sheet of paper)

  • 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
                  • Virgin & Child with Saints-Holy Family: More than one other figure
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.62 A.XVI.8

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 227-232, no. 30