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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Giulio di Antonio Bonasone (c. 1498-c. 1580)

Holy Kinship c.1518-1570

Engraving | 24.9 x 36.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851329

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A print reproducing a composition formerly associated with Raphael. Bartsch suggested that the original composition may be ascribed to Giulio Romano (Bartsch XV, p.129, no.68).

The print shows the Virgin, seated to right, holding the Christ Child between her knees, who reaches for the bird presented to Him by the Infant Baptist who stands on a cushion at left and is supported by St Elizabeth. The Virgin rests her right hand on the shoulder of another child who kneels down at left, and is surrounded by five holy figures.
  • Creator(s)

    Giulio di Antonio Bonasone (c. 1498-c. 1580) (engraver)

    After a work previously attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Saint Joseph
    Saint Elizabeth
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 24.9 x 36.3 cm (sheet of paper)

    23.7 x 35.2 cm (platemark)

  • 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
          • Angels, demons, devils, saints
            • Saints (Christianity)
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.101 D.XVI.1