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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Paul Gleditsch (1793-1872)

The Bust of the Virgin Mary dated 1870

Engraving with etching | 49.8 x 37.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850708

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An engraving reproducing the bust of the figure of the Virgin Mary from Raphael's so-called Madonna of the Meadow, a painting (1505-1506) now in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna (inv. no.GG175); in an oval. Lettered with production details. See RCIN 850706 for a print reproducing the painting.
  • Creator(s)

    Paul Gleditsch (1793-1872) (engraver)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 49.8 x 37.0 cm (sheet of paper)

    26.9 x 23.9 cm (image)

    37.0 x 32.6 cm (platemark)

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

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

    Ruland p.59 A.X.3

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 214-219, no. 26

  • Place of Production
    Vienna [Austria]