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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Giovanni Girolamo Frezza (1659-1741)

Holy Family with the Young John the Baptist under an Oak Tree [‘The Madonna della Quercia’] c.1679-1731

Engraving | 50.7 x 34.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850997

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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. Second state.

Showing the full length Virgin seating under an oak tree, holding the Christ Child on her right knee, who reaches for the scroll held by the Young 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)

    Giovanni Girolamo Frezza (1659-1741) (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)

    Subject(s)
    Saint Joseph
  • 50.7 x 34.2 cm (sheet of paper)

    47.4 x 33.9 cm (image)

  • Ecce Maria gènuit nobis Salvatorem, quem Joannes videns exclamavit, dicens: / Ecce Agnus Dei, ecce qui tollit peccata mundi

  • 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
    • 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.6

    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

  • Place of Production
    Rome [Lazio]