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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Carl Herman Pfeiffer (1769-1829)

The Holy Family with the Infant Baptist published 1798

Stipple with etching printed in black, with beige tone plate | 43.8 x 31.2 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851083

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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, title and provenance history. The legend below the image indicates that the painting was already in Vienna at the time this print was made.

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)

    Carl Herman Pfeiffer (1769-1829) (engraver)

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

    Artaria & Co. (publisher)

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

    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 43.8 x 31.2 cm (sheet of paper)

    34.8 x 26.3 cm (image)

    42.8 x 30.1 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.2

    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