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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Giulio di Antonio Bonasone (c. 1498-c. 1580)

The Holy Family with the Infant Baptist c.1563

Etching | 32.5 x 23.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851084

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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). The composition is reproduced here in reverse, with slight alterations in the landscape. Lettered within image at lower right: R. VRBINO IN.VE / IVLIO B.F

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)

    Giulio di Antonio Bonasone (c. 1498-c. 1580) (engraver)

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

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

    Subject(s)
    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 32.5 x 23.1 cm (sheet of paper)

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

  • 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
          • 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.3

    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