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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Giuseppe Dala (Cattaro 1788-Venice 1860)

The sleeping Christ Child [detail from 'The Madonna of the Blue Diadem’] dated 1834

Engraving with etching | 22.1 x 25.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850892

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An engraving reproducing (in reverse) the figure of the Christ Child of the so-called Madonna of the Blue Diadem, a painting now attributed to Raphael’s workshop after a design by the master (c.1512) housed in the Musée du Louvre, Paris (inv. no. 603). Lettered with attribution of the painting to Raphael, title and production details. See RCIN 850887 for a photograph of the painting.
  • Creator(s)

    Giuseppe Dala (Cattaro 1788-Venice 1860) (engraver)

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

    Giuseppe Dala (Cattaro 1788-Venice 1860) (designer)

    Don Vincenzo Zenier (active 19th century) (dedicatee)

    Giuseppe Dala (Cattaro 1788-Venice 1860) (dedicator)

    After a work previously attributed to Raphael (Urbino 1483-Rome 1520) (artist)

  • 22.1 x 25.1 cm (sheet of paper)

    13.2 x 18.4 cm (image)

    21.0 x 23.2 cm (platemark)

  • Ego dormio sed cor meum vigilat

  • 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
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.70 A.XXVIII.6

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 251-254, no. A9

  • Place of Production
    Venice [Veneto]