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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Louise Charlotte Soyer (active c. 1803)

Holy Family with the Infant Baptist published 1803

Etching | 23.9 x 18.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851130

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An outline-etching after a painting currently untraced, anciently thought to be by Raphael. Lettered with titles and attribution of the painting to Raphael. Published in Landon, Vie et Oeuvre de Raphael, Paris 1803, plate 427. An engraving of this composition by Mario Cartaro (active c.1560-1620) can be found at RCIN 851129.

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)

    Louise Charlotte Soyer (active c. 1803) (etcher)

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

    Subject(s)
    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 23.9 x 18.8 cm (sheet of paper)

    14.8 x 18.8 cm (image)

    18.0 x 12.4 cm (platemark)

  • La Vierge, L'Enfant Jesus, St. Jean et St. Joseph. / Die Jungfrau Maria und das Kind Jesus, St. Johannes und St. Joseph. / The Virgin and & the Infant Jesus, St. John & St. Joseph.

  • 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.2