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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Claude Duflos (1665-1727)

Pietà [‘The Colonna Altarpiece’, right-hand predella panel] published c.1729

Engraving with etching | 32.6 x 34.6 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850680

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A reversed engraving after a painting which at the time of the print was in the collection of the Duc d’Orléans and that Ruland (1876) catalogues as being then in the possession of Mrs Dawson. This painting is now in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston (inv. no.P16e3). Lettered with title and production details. Published in Recueil de Crozat, 1729, I, 27.

The painting is one of the three panels forming the predella of the so-called Colonna Altarpiece painted by Raphael (c.1504-05) for the Nunnery of Sant’Antonio da Padua, Perugia. The central panel of the altarpiece is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (inv. no.32.130.1; see RCIN 850667 for a photograph of the painting).

Showing the dead Christ lying on Mary’s lap and being supported by St John whit Mary Madgalene crying at His feet; behind them are Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus.
  • Creator(s)

    Claude Duflos (1665-1727) (engraver)

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

    St John
    Saint Joseph of Arimathea
    Nicodemus (NT)
  • 32.6 x 34.6 cm (sheet of paper)

    24.2 x 28.4 cm (image)

    27.9 x 30.6 cm (platemark)

  • Jesus Christ mis au Tombeau

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-76)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Life of Christ
            • Passion of Christ
              • Christ-Lamentation (Madonna & Others)
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.57 A.VI.16

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 172-185, no. 17