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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

After Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520)

Holy Family with the Young John the Baptist under an Oak Tree [‘The Madonna della Quercia’] c.1853-76

Albumen print | 27.0 x 20.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850998

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A photograph of 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. Another photograph of the painting can be found at RCIN 850999.

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 John the Baptist who stands at right, with St Joseph resting on a sculpted fragment at right and looking on; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    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
  • 27.0 x 20.3 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • photographs
    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.7

    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