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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Couché fils & Lienard

The Procession to Calvary; The Pietà; The Agony in the Garden [‘The Colonna Altarpiece’, predella panels] c.1786-1808

Engraving with etching | 24.7 x 26.7 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850675

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An engraving after the three panels forming the predella of the so-called Colonna Altarpiece which Raphael painted for the Nunnery of Sant’Antonio da Padua, Perugia. Lettered with the titles and production details. Published in Galerie du Palais Royal, Paris, 1786-1808.

According to Ruland (1876), the Procession to the Calvary was then in the collection of Sir W. Miles of Leigh Court, near Bristol and is now in the National Gallery, London (inv. no.NG 2919); the ‘Pietà’ was in the possession of Mrs Dawson and is now in the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston (inv. no.P16e3); the ‘Agony in the Garden’ belonged to Lady Burdett Coutts and is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (inv. no.32.130.1).

The central panel of the altarpiece is now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (inv. no.1630ab; see RCIN 850667 for a photograph of the painting).
  • Creator(s)

    Couché fils & Lienard (engraver)

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

    François Louis Couché (1782-1849) (engraver)

    Lienard, Jean-Baptiste (b.1750-after 1807) (etcher)

  • 24.7 x 26.7 cm (sheet of paper)

    6.5 x 19.7 cm (top image) (image)

    7.6 x 9.2 cm (lower left) (image)

    7.6 x 9.2 cm (lower right) (image)

  • J. C. PORTANT LA CROIX.

    J. C. MIS AU TOMBEAU.

    J. C. AU JARDIN DES OLIVIERS.

  • 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
          • Life of Christ
            • Passion of Christ
              • Christ-Agony in the Garden
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Pietá
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.57 A.VI.9

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2001 : Capellen, JM, 2001. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 1, The Beginning in Umbria and Florence ca.1500-1508 pp. 172-185, no. 17