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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Antoine Alexandre Morel (1765-1829)

The Holy Family with a Book c.1780-1830

Engraving | RCIN 850752

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An engraving reproducing in reverse the composition of a painting now in the Galleria Palatina, Palazzo Pitti, Florence (inv. Pal. no. 247).  Lettered with production details and the attribution of the painting to Giulio Romano.

The authorship of the painting has been a matter of on-going debate. Formerly attributed to Raphael, it has been ascribed to Giulio Romano for much of the twentieth century and is now generally though that it may be the work of G.F. Penni (see Bibliographic References).
  • Creator(s)

    Antoine Alexandre Morel (1765-1829) (engraver)

    After a work attributed to Giovanni Francesco Penni (1496-c. 1536) (artist)

    After Wicar, Jean Baptiste (1762-1834) (designer)

  • Added to the Prince Consort's Raphael Collection (c.1853-1876)

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    Subject(s)
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
              • Virgin & Child with Saints
                • Virgin & Child with Saints-Holy Family
                  • Virgin & Child with Saints-Holy Family: Joseph only
              • Virgin & Child-Reading a book
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.62 A.XV.14

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Henry/Joannides 2012 : Late Raphael, 2012. Edited by T. Henry and P. Joannides pp.220-1, no.55 (entry by Tom Henry)