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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Pietro Anderloni (1785-1849)

The Holy Family with the Infant Baptist [‘The Madonna del Passeggio’] c.1805-1839

Etching and engraving | 87.0 x 66.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851085

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A print after 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. The legend below the image indicates that the painting was then in the Stafford Gallery, London. Lettered with production details, title, dedication and dedicatee’s coat of arms.

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)

    Pietro Anderloni (1785-1849) (engraver)

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

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

    Artaria & Fontaine : Mannheim (publisher)

    Charles Egon, Prince of Furstenberg (1820-92) (dedicatee)

    Artaria & Fontaine : Mannheim (dedicator)

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

    Saint Joseph
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 87.0 x 66.0 cm (sheet of paper)

    62.5 x 43.0 cm (image)

    70.2 x 46.9 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
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.81 A.XLIII.1

    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