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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Christian von Mechel (1737-1817)

Holy Family with St Anne and the Infant Baptist [‘The Canigiani Holy Family’] published 1778

Etching and engraving | 3.8 x 2.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850762

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A small print after the so-called Canigiani Holy Family, a painting by Raphael (c.1506-07) now in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich (inv. no.WA 476). This print is a fragment of a plate published in Estampes du catalogue raisonné et figuré des Tableaux de la Galerie électorale de Dusseldorff, Basel und Mannheim, 1778, no.122 (plate 12). 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.
  • Creator(s)

    Christian von Mechel (1737-1817) (engraver)

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

    Subject(s)
    Saint Anne
  • 3.8 x 2.8 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Raphael d'Urbino N.122.

  • 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.12

    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