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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Anonymous, 16th-17th century

Holy Family with the Basin ['Madonna del Catino'] c.1580-1620

Engraving | 29.2 x 25.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851170

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A print reproducing 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). The lettering at upper right ascribes the painting to Raphael, to whom the picture has in fact long been attributed. First state with publisher's details. This print is thought to be based on an etching by Pietro Facchetti, in reverse (see RCIN 851171).

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

    Anonymous, 16th-17th century (engraver)

    After Pietro Facchetti (1535-1619) (engraver)

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

    ML Ferry (publisher)

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

    Saint Anne
    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 29.2 x 25.3 cm (sheet of paper)

    29.1 x 25.2 cm (image)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • 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.87 B.XXXVI.2

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Tauriscus 1819 : Tauriscus, E, 1819. Catalogues des estampes gravees d'apres Rafael, Frankurt p.188, no.5 (?)

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 p.210, no.XLII.2