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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Noel François Bertrand (1784-1852)

The bust of the Virgin Mary dated 1827

Stipple | 50.1 x 37.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851051

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A print reproducing the head of the Virgin from the so-called Holy Family of Francis I, a painting attributed to Raphael and his workshop (1518) now in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no.604). The lettering indicates that the painting was then in the Musée Royal in Paris. A photograph of the Holy Family of Francis I can be found at RCIN 851028.

Showing the head and shoulders of the Virgin, turned to the left, with her head covered by a veil and looking down.
  • Creator(s)

    Noel François Bertrand (1784-1852) (engraver)

    After a work by the workshop of Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

    Bertrand : Rue de Savoie no. 9, Paris (publisher)

    Chaillou : 140, rue St. Honoré, Paris (publisher)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 50.1 x 37.9 cm (sheet of paper)

    42.3 x 36.4 cm (image)

    49.0 x 36.8 cm (platemark)


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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Industries, Crafts and Trades
        • Clothing
          • Headgear
            • Veils
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.80 A.XXXVIII.23

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 170-177, no. 62