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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Jan van Somer (c. 1645-99)

Holy Family with the Infant Baptist c.1650-1699

Mezzotint | 24.1 x 23.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851181

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A print after a painting erroneously attributed on plate to Raphael. Ruland (1876) catalogued the painting as being then in Spain.

The print shows the full-length seated Virgin supporting the naked Christ Child and looking at St Joseph who sits at her right, with the Infant Baptist holding a cross-staff and kneeling down at right; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Jan van Somer (c. 1645-99) (mezzotinter)

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

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

    24.0 x 24.0 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
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.89 B.LI.1