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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Adolfo Fioroni (c.1800-after 1824)

The Holy Family with the Infant Baptist before 1829

Etching and engraving | 60.1 x 42.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851082

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A print after the Holy Family with the Infant Baptist, a painting now in the Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna (inv. no.630) generally attributed to the workshop of Raphael after a design by the master (c.1518). Lettered with production details, dedication and dedicatee's coat of arms. With a blind stamp in the lower right corner (possibly the publisher's blind stamp; not in Lugt).

Showing the kneeling Virgin supporting the Christ Child on her thighs with both hands; the Child reaches for the Infant Baptist, who kneels down on the left with his left arm being grabbed by St Joseph, who stands behind the group holding the bridle of a donkey; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Adolfo Fioroni (c.1800-after 1824) (engraver)

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

    Adolfo Fioroni (c.1800-after 1824) (designer)

    Giuseppe Giovanni Michele Francesco Geronimo d'Asburgo Ranieri, 1st Viceré del Lombardo-Veneto (1783-1853) (dedicatee)

    Adolfo Fioroni (c.1800-after 1824) (dedicator)

    Antonio Fontana Lifsant (active beginning 19th century) (printer)

    Gaetano Piccaluga : Borgo di Viarenna n.3568, Milan (publisher)

    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 60.1 x 42.3 cm (sheet of paper)

    42.0 x 31.2 cm (image)

    54.2 x 36.5 cm (platemark)


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

  • Object type(s)
      • visual works
        • prints
    • Religion & Theology
      • Religions and faiths
        • Christianity
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
              • Virgin & Child with Saints
                • Virgin & Child with Saints-Holy Family
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mammals
            • Wild horses
              • Donkeys
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.81 A.XLII.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 275-277, no. A16