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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After a work attributed to Giovanni Francesco Penni (1496-c. 1536)

Holy Family with St Elizabeth and St John the Baptist c.1853-76

Albumen print | 17.4 x 14.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850918

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A photograph of a cartoon generally ascribed to G.F. Penni now in the Museo e Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte, Naples (inv. no.2512). The cartoon corresponds largely to the so-called Madonna del Divino Amore (c.1516), a painting currently attributed to Raphael’s workshop (inv. no.146), also housed in the Museo e Gallerie Nazionali di Capodimonte, Naples (inv. no.146).

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)

    After a work attributed to Giovanni Francesco Penni (1496-c. 1536) (artist)

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

    Subject(s)
    Saint Elizabeth
    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 17.4 x 14.2 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    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.72 A.XXX.7

    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