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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Pietro Facchetti (1535-1619)

Holy Family with the Basin ['Madonna del Catino'] c.1555-1609

Etching retouched with burin | 29.8 x 26.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851171

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A reversed 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). The lettering at lower left ascribes the painting to Raphael, to whom the picture has in fact long been attributed. This is the third state retouched with the burin, and with publisher's address.

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)

    Pietro Facchetti (1535-1619) (engraver)

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

    Nicolas van Aelst : Rome (publisher)

    Saint Anne
    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 29.8 x 26.1 cm (sheet of paper)

  • 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.3

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    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. XLIII.1