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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

August Hoffmann (1810-72)

Holy Family with the Basin ['Madonna del Catino'] dated 1847

Engraving | 46.5 x 35.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851169

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A print after the so-called Madonna mit dem Becken (Madonna del Catino), a painting by Giulio Romano (c.1525) currently housed in the Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister, Dresden (inv. no. 103). Signed and dated. Proof before letter.

The print shows the three-quarter length Virgin bathing the Christ Child who turns His head towards the Infant Baptist who pours water from a jug, with St Anne holding a cloth at left and St Joseph in the background at right; in an interior.
  • Creator(s)

    August Hoffmann (1810-72) (engraver)

    After Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546) (artist)

    Subject(s)
    Saint Anne
    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 46.5 x 35.4 cm (sheet of paper)

    37.0 x 27.8 cm (image)

  • 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.87 B.XXXVI.1

  • Place of Production
    Paris [France]