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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Nicolaes Visscher (1618-79)

Holy Family with St Anne and the Young John the Baptist c.1630-1679

Etching and engraving | 34.9 x 42.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851020

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An engraving the composition of which is freely based on 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. State before all letters. A photograph of La Perla can be found at RCIN 851004.

Showing the full-length seated Virgin supporting the Christ Child on her left left, looking down at the young John the Baptist who stands at right offering fruit, with St Anne who is crouched beside her on the right and St Joseph seating in the left middle distance; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Nicolaes Visscher (1618-79) (engraver)

    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
  • 34.9 x 42.4 cm (sheet of paper)

    27.1 x 37.0 cm (image)

    31.1 x 38.2 cm (platemark)

  • 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.77 A.XXXVII.20

    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