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Raphael was especially esteemed for his Madonna and Child compositions

Giovanni Farrugia (1803-61)

The Virgin and Child dated 1833

Engraving | 47.2 x 32.1 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850940

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An engraving after a painting which, according to the lettering on the print, was then attributed to Sassoferrato and housed in the collection of Count G. Mellerio, Milan. With the blind stamp of the print dealer Heinrich Füssli's at lower right (not in Lugt), and another unidentified blind stamp in the lower left corner. Lettered with production details.

The composition seems to be derived from an engraving by Marcantonio Raimondi (RCIN 850934: probably after a lost drawing by Raphael, related to his painting of the Madonna di Foligno (c.1512) now in the Pinacoteca Vaticana, Vatican City). For a photograph of the Madonna di Foligno, see 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 with both hands.
  • Creator(s)

    Giovanni Farrugia (1803-61) (engraver)

    After Sassoferrato (1609-85) (artist)

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

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

    Giovanni Farrugia (1803-61) (designer)

    Lissant (active c. 1833) (printer)

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 47.2 x 32.1 cm (sheet of paper)

    37.3 x 27.5 cm (image)

    45.8 x 30.3 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.11