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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Heinrich Guttenberg (1749-1818)

The Holy Family with the Infant Baptist [‘The Madonna del Passeggio’] c.1786-1808

Etching and engraving | 20.8 x 14.9 cm (trimmed) (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851086

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A print reproducing (in reverse) the composition of the so-called Madonna del Passeggio, a painting generally attributed to the workshop of Raphael 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. Trimmed along all edges. Published in Galerie du Palais Royal, Paris 1768-1808.

The text lettered below the image (which has been cut out from this impression) indicates that the painting has been in the collections of the Duke of Urbino and King of Spain. It has been suggested that this information may refer to a different painting (see A. Weston-Lewis in Raphael. The Pursuit of Perfection, 1994, no.40).

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)

    Heinrich Guttenberg (1749-1818) (engraver)

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

    L. Beaudouin (designer)

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

    Subject(s)
    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 20.8 x 14.9 cm (trimmed) (sheet of paper)

    20.0 x 14.2 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.81 A.XLIII.2

    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