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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77)

Holy Family with the Infant Baptist [‘The Madonna della Rosa’] dated 1642

Etching | 21.1 x 16.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851106

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A print after a painting or a drawing which, according to the legend below the image, was then in the Arundel Collection and ascribed to Perino del Vaga. Lettered with production details and dedication. Another impression of this plate can be found at RCIN 801766.

The composition is based on the so-called Madonna della Rosa, a painting now in the Museo del Prado, Madrid (inv. no.302) generally attributed to Raphael and his workshop (c.1517-18).

Showing the seated Virgin supporting the Christ Child with both hands; on the right are St Joseph and the standing Infant Baptist holding a cross and presenting the Child with a scroll.
  • Creator(s)

    Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77) (etcher)

    After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Borcht, Henry van der, the younger (b.1636) (publisher)

    After a work previously attributed to Perino del Vaga (Florence 1501-Rome 1547) (artist)

    Jerome Lanier (d.1659) (dedicatee)

    Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-77) (dedicator)

    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 21.1 x 16.1 cm (sheet of paper)

    19.7 x 15.9 cm (image)

  • 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
              • Virgin & Child with Saints
                • Virgin & Child with Saints-Holy Family
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Flowering plants
            • Roses
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.83 A.XLVI.3

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 178-182, no. 63