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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

René Boyvin (Angers c. 1525-Rome c. 1625)

Holy Family with St Anne and the Infant Baptist [‘The Canigiani Holy Family’] c.1545-1580

Engraving | 28.6 x 20.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850760

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An engraving reproducing 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). Signed with the engraver’s monogram in lower right corner. See RCIN 850756 for a photograph of the painting.

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 six angels above.
  • Creator(s)

    René Boyvin (Angers c. 1525-Rome c. 1625) (engraver)

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

    Subject(s)
    Saint Anne
  • 28.6 x 20.6 cm (sheet of paper)

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

    Ruland p.63 A.XVI.10

    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