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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Mario Cartaro (active c. 1540-d. 1620)

Holy Family with the Infant Baptist c.1560

Engraving | 33.6 x 25.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851129

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A print after a painting currently untraced, anciently thought to be by Raphael. Signed with monogram at lower left next to the open book (see Nagler, I, no.1456). Lettered with devotional text below image. Not mentioned in Bartsch (see Bartsch, XV, pp.520ff).

Showing the seated Virgin supporting the standing Christ Child on her leg, who holds an apple in His right hand; with the Infant Baptist standing at right and St Joseph looking on with his head resting on his hand at left; in an interior with a window on the right.
  • Creator(s)

    Mario Cartaro (active c. 1540-d. 1620) (engraver)

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

    Subject(s)
    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 33.6 x 25.9 cm (sheet of paper)

    31.3 x 24.1 cm (image)

    31.1 x 24.2 cm (platemark)

  • 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
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Horticulture
          • Apples
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.85 B.IX.1