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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Manuel Esquivel de Sotomayor (1777-after 1842)

The Bust of the Virgin Mary 1815

Engraving | 25.6 x 19.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850699

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An engraving of the bust of the figure of the Virgin from the so-called Madonna del Cardellino, a painting by Raphael (c.1506) now in the Uffizi, Florence (inv.1890, no.1447). Lettered with the title and production details. See RCIN 850698 for a photograph of the painting.
  • Creator(s)

    Manuel Esquivel de Sotomayor (1777-after 1842) (engraver)

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

    Bardi, Luigi : Florence (printer)

    Leopoldo Guazzesi (dedicatee)

    Manuel Esquivel de Sotomayor (1777-after 1842) (dedicator)

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 25.6 x 19.8 cm (sheet of paper)

    15.7 x 13.6 cm (image)

    23.7 x 18.5 cm (platemark)

  • MATER CASTISSIMA

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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Medical sciences
        • Anatomy
          • Heads
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.58 A.IX.4

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 219-222, no. 27