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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Anonymous, 16th century

The Virgin and Child c.1515-25

Engraving | 23.1 x 15.8 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850936

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This engraving is a copy in the same direction of a print by Marcantonio Raimondi (RCIN 850934: probably after a lost drawing by Raphael, related to the so-called Madonna di Foligno, a painting by the master (c.1512) now in the Pinacoteca Vaticana, Vatican City). With empty tablet at lower right. Not described in Bartsch. 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 ho looks down while grasping her mantle.
  • Creator(s)

    Anonymous, 16th century (engraver)

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

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 23.1 x 15.8 cm (sheet of paper)

  • 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
      • Earth sciences
        • Meteorology
          • Clouds
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.73 A.XXXI.7

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Capellen 2005 : Capellen, JM, 2005. Raphael : the paintings. Volume 2, The Roman Religious Paintings ca.1508-1520 pp. 98-106, no. 52