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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Jean Charles Bienvenu Gaspard Thévenin (1818-69)

The Virgin and Chid with the Infant Baptist [‘The Madonna della Tenda’] dated 1850

Engraving with etching | 65.8 x 54.0 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850987

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A print after the so-called Madonna della Tenda, a painting by Raphael (c.1513-14) now in the Alte Pinakothek, Munich (inv. no.WAF 797). With the engraver’s blind stamp at lower centre (not in Lugt).

Showing the half-length seated Virgin holding the Christ Child on her lap who is turning His head back toward the Infant Baptist, who stands behind at right looking at the Virgin with clasped hands; before a curtain.
  • Creator(s)

    Jean Charles Bienvenu Gaspard Thévenin (1818-69) (engraver)

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

    Chardon Jeune et Fils : (printer)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 65.8 x 54.0 cm (sheet of paper)

    31.3 x 24.5 cm (image)

    47.8 x 36.5 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
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Science, Medicine and Technology
      • Home economics
        • Furniture & accessories
          • Curtains
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.76 A.XXXV.1

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 134-136, no. 56