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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Raphael Sadeler the Younger (1584-1632)

Holy Family with the Lamb and the Infant Baptist dated 1613

Engraving | 20.4 x 16.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850781

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An engraving after a painting catalogued by Ruland (1876) as being then in the Gallery at Kassel (possibly now in the Staatliche Museen Kassel, Gemäldegalerie Alte Meister; inv. no.GK 539). The print is dedicated to Duke Albert of Bavaria (most likely identified as Albert VI, the brother of Maximilien I, Duke of Bavaria; see Meyer zur Capellen 1989, p.98).

The composition is based on Raphael’s Holy Family with the Lamb (1507), with a few changes and the addition of the Infant Baptist leaning on a rabbit beneath an elm on the left. See RCIN 850778 for a photograph of the painting.
  • Creator(s)

    Raphael Sadeler the Younger (1584-1632) (engraver)

    After a work copying Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

  • 20.4 x 16.5 cm (sheet of paper)

    18.2 x 18.4 cm (image)

  • 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
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Agriculture and related techniques
        • Animal husbandry
          • Sheep
            • Lambs
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.64 A.XVII.4

    Hollstein XXII, p.273, no.29