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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Constant Louis Antoine Lorichon (1800-1856?)

Holy Family with St Elizabeth and St John the Baptist [‘The Madonna del Divino Amore’] published 1844

Etching and engraving | 87.2 x 66.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850910

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A print after a painting traditionally known as the Madonna del Divino Amore (c.1516), currently attributed to Raphael’s workshop and housed in the Museo e Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte, Naples (inv. no.146). Lettered with ancient attribution of the painting to Raphael, title and production details. With the engraver’s blind stamp at lower centre (Lugt 591).

Showing the seated Virgin holding the blessing Christ Child on her legs, with St Elizabeth at her side and the Young St John the Baptist kneeling down on the left; St Joseph stands in the background to the left.
  • Creator(s)

    Constant Louis Antoine Lorichon (1800-1856?) (engraver)

    After a work by the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Auguste Gaspard Louis Boucher Desnoyers (1779-1857) (designer)

    Bougeard : Paris (printer)

    C. Lorichon : Quai de l'Horologe, 63, Paris (publisher)

    After a work previously attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Subject(s)
    Saint Elizabeth
    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 87.2 x 66.0 cm (sheet of paper)

    51.5 x 39.5 cm (image)

    66.0 x 49.5 cm (platemark)

  • LA BÉNÉDICTION.

  • 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
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.71 A.XXX.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 247-251, no. A8