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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Agostino Carracci (Bologna 1557-Parma 1602)

Holy Family with the Young John the Baptist under an Oak Tree [‘The Madonna della Quercia’] c.1577-1592

Engraving | 48.8 x 38.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850995

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A reversed engraving after the so-called Madonna della Quercia, a painting attributed to Raphael and his workshop (c.1518-19) now in the Museo del Prado, Madrid (inv. no.303) generally reputed to be after a design by the master. First state. Lettered on the base of the column at lower left with attribution of the design to Raphael: R. V. IN. For a second state impression of this print, see RCIN 850996.

Showing the full length Virgin seating under an oak tree, holding the Christ Child on her right knee, who reaches for the inscribed scroll held by the young St John the Baptist who stands at right, with St Joseph resting on a sculpted fragment at left and looking on; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Agostino Carracci (Bologna 1557-Parma 1602) (engraver)

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

    After? Giulio Romano (Rome c. 1499-Mantua 1546) (artist)

    After a work by the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Saint Joseph
  • 48.8 x 38.9 cm (sheet of paper)

    48.0 x 37.5 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
          • Trees
            • Oaks
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Beds
            • Cradles
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.76 A.XXXVI.4

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 190-194, no. 65