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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After a work attributed to The Workshop of Raphael

Holy Family with the Infant Baptist [‘The Madonna delle Rovine’] c.1853-76

Albumen prints | 19.3 x 13.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851093

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A photograph of the so-called Madonna delle Rovine, a painting generally attributed to the workshop of Raphael (possibly Gianfrancesco Penni) dating c.1517-18. The painting was once in the Escorial in Spain, later moved to the collection of William John Banks (1786-1855), and is now at Kingston Lacy, Dorset (inv. no.KLA.P.42). The composition is known is several versions. The one at Kingston Lacy is commonly thought to be the original.

Showing the full-length Virgin supporting the Christ Child sitting on an architectural fragment by means of a ribbon tied around His waist, with the Infant Baptist kneeling down on the left and St Joseph holding a candle inside a building in the left middle-ground; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    After a work attributed to The Workshop of Raphael (artist)

    After? Giovanni Francesco Penni (1496-c. 1536) (artist)

    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 19.3 x 13.5 cm (sheet of paper)

  • Acquired for the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    • 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
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Furnishings
            • Lighting Devices
              • Candles
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.82 A.XLIV.3

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 241-243, no. A6