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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Guillaume Vallet (1632-1704)

Holy Family with St Elizabeth and St John the Baptist [‘The Madonna del Divino Amore’] c.1652-1694

Engraving | 41.7 x 29.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850915

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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). The legend indicates that the painting was then thought to be by Raphael and then housed in the Palazzo Farnese. With the collector's mark of E. Esdaile's at lower right (Lugt 2617). Lettered with production details. Annotated in ink at lower left: 70.

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)

    Guillaume Vallet (1632-1704) (engraver)

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

    Carlo Cesio (1626-86) (designer)

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

    Subject(s)
    Saint Elizabeth
    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • annotation: 70 [front, lower left, in ink]
    annotation: WE [front, lower right, collector's mark of William Esdaile, see Lugt 2617]
  • 41.7 x 29.6 cm (sheet of paper)

    36.6 x 28.6 cm (image)

    41.4 x 29.2 cm (platemark)

  • Benedictio Domini super caput Iusti. Proverb. 10.

  • 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.4

    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