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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Luigi Barocci (active 19th century)

Holy Family with St Elizabeth and St John the Baptist [‘The Madonna del Divino Amore’] c.1800-1850

Etching and engraving | 81.8 x 59.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850912

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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 and production details. Not listed in Ruland (1876).

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)

    Luigi Barocci (active 19th century) (engraver)

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

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

    Saint Elizabeth
    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 81.8 x 59.4 cm (sheet of paper)

    47.7 x 36.0 cm (image)

    60.0 x 46.5 cm (platemark)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (after 1876)

  • 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
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.71 A.XXX.1b(add)

    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