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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Archibald Macduff (c. 1750-?)

Holy Family with the Young John the Baptist under an Oak Tree c.1770-1800

Aquating with etching, printed in brown | 37.0 x 27.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851000

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A reversed aquatint-etching after a painting catalogued by Ruland (1876) as being then in the possession of Dr Richard Mead. Lettered with title and production details. The painting is a copy 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.

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 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)

    Archibald Macduff (c. 1750-?) (etcher)

    Archibald Macduff (c. 1750-?) (aquatinter)

    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
  • 37.0 x 27.5 cm (sheet of paper)

    33.4 x 25.5 cm (image)

    35.3 x 25.5 cm (platemark)

  • Sacra Christi Familia

  • 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.8

    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