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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Girolamo Scotto (c. 1787-1878)

The Virgin and Child dated 1818

Etching and engraving | 34.9 x 25.5 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850938

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An engraving after a small painting which, according to the lettering on the print, was then in the collection of the Duke Franco Branciforte and reputed to be by Raphael. Lettered with production details.

The composition appears to be based on an engraving by Marcantonio Raimondi (RCIN 850934: possibly after a lost drawing by Raphael related to his painting of Madonna di Foligno (c.1512) now in the Pinacoteca Vaticana, Vatican City). A photograph of the Madonna di Foligno can be found at RCIN 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)

    Girolamo Scotto (c. 1787-1878) (engraver)

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

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

    Girolamo Scotto (c. 1787-1878) (designer)

    Raphael Morghen (1758-1833) (director)

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

    Count Dimitrij Petrovic de Boutourline (1763-1829) (dedicatee)

    Girolamo Scotto (c. 1787-1878) (dedicator)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 34.9 x 25.5 cm (sheet of paper)

    22.8 x 16.5 cm (image)

    33.0 x 23.7 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
    • Natural Sciences & Mathematics
      • Earth sciences
        • Meteorology
          • Clouds
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.73 A.XXXI.9