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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534)

The Virgin and Child c.1510-15

Engraving | 24.7 x 16.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850934

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An engraving thought to have been based upon a lost drawing by Raphael, related to the so-called Madonna di Foligno, an arch-topped painting by the master (c.1512) now in the Pinacoteca Vaticana, Vatican City (inv. no.329). First state. Signed with empty tablet at lower right. Photographs of the Madonna di Foligno can be found at RCINs 850929, 850930.

Showing the Virgin sitting on clouds, with her hand resting on the right thigh of the Child, who looks down while grasping her mantle.
  • Creator(s)

    Marcantonio Raimondi (c. 1480-1534) (engraver)

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

    Subject(s)
    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 24.7 x 16.8 cm (sheet of paper)

  • 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
          • Devotional Images of Christ
            • Virgin & Child
          • Life of Christ
            • Infancy of Christ
              • Christ Child
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Earth sciences
        • Meteorology
          • Clouds
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.73 A.XXXI.5

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 pp.193-4, no.XXIV.1 (entry by Stefania Massari)

    Shoemaker/Broun 1981 : I. Shoemaker and E. Broun. The Engravings of Marcantonio Raimondi: Spencer Museum of Art; The Ackland Art Museum, 1981 pp.114-5, no.29 (entry by Innis H. Shoemaker)