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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

R. M. Frey

The Virgin adoring the Christ Child ['Madonna in the Rose Bower'] c.1780-1820

Engraving with etching | 41.5 x 29.9 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 851163

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A print after a painting by Francesco Francia (c.1500) currently in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich. The painting was believed to be by Raphael and, according to Passavant (1860), it was housed in the collection of Baron St. Saphorin, Vienna. Proof with some lettering.

The print shows the full-length Virgin, with her arms crossed on her breast, adoring the blessing Christ Child, who lies on the grass before her at right; the figures are set before a trellis of roses.
  • Creator(s)

    R. M. Frey (engraver)

    After Francesco Francia (1450-1517) (artist)

    R. M. Frey (printmaker)

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 41.5 x 29.9 cm (sheet of paper)

    35.9 x 27.0 cm (image)

  • 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
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Botany
        • Systematic botany
          • Flowering plants
            • Roses
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.87 B.XXXII.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Negro/Roio 1998 : Negro, E. and Roio, N., 1998. Francesco Francia e la sua scuola, Modena cat. no.65