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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Anonymous, 16th century

Holy Family with the Basin ['Madonna del Catino'] c.1530-1600

Etching | 28.2 x 27.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851172

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A print reproducing a composition often attributed to Raphael and related to 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). First state. The printmaker has been associated with the School of Fontainebleau.

For a print of the same subject by Giovanni Battista del Moro (although with some differences and in reverse), see RCIN 812273.

The print shows the full-length kneeling Virgin, bathing the Christ Child who turns towards the Infant Baptist who pours water over Him from a jug, with St Anne holding a cloth next to a fire at right; in an interior.
  • Creator(s)

    Anonymous, 16th century (etcher)

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

    Style of French School, Fontainebleu, 16th century (etcher)

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

    Saint Anne
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 28.2 x 27.1 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
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.87 B.XXXVI.4