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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Luigi Bridi (active 1820s)

The Holy Family with the Infant Baptist published 1828

Etching | 21.3 x 14.3 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851087

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A outline-etching after a painting then in the possession of Sig. Carlo Sanquirico, Milan. The painting is a copy of the so-called Madonna de Passeggio, a picture generally attributed to the workshop of Raphael possibly after a design by the master (c.1518-20), currently on loan to National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh (inv. no. NGL 064.46) from the Duke of Sutherland Collection. Lettered with production details. Published in F. Longhena, Istoria della vita e delle opere di Raffaello Sanzio, 1829.

Showing the full-length Virgin holding the Christ Child with her left hand and putting her right on the head of the Infant John the Baptist, who approaches them on the left holding a cross staff, with St Joseph in the left middle-ground; in a landscape.
  • Creator(s)

    Luigi Bridi (active 1820s) (etcher)

    After a work copying The Workshop of Raphael (artist)

    Carlo Picozzi (active 1797-1883) (designer)

    Francesco Sonzogno di Gio. Batta : Milan (publisher)

    Subject(s)
    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 21.3 x 14.3 cm (sheet of paper)

    18.9 x 13.5 cm (image)

  • 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
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.82 A.XLIII.3

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael. The Pursuit of Perfection 1994 : Raphael. The Pursuit of Perfection, National Galleries of Scotland, 1994 p.91, no.42 (entry by A. Weston-Lewis)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 227-230, no. A2