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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 | 17.7 x 14.4 cm (sheet of paper) | RCIN 850942

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An engraving possibly after a lost drawing by Raphael, related to his paintings of the Madonna di Foligno (c.1512; now in the Pinacoteca Vaticana, Vatican City) and Madonna Sistina (see RCIN 851062).

Showing the Virgin sitting on clouds, supporting the standing Child looking down to the right, with angels amongst the clouds.
  • Creator(s)

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

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

    Blessed Virgin Mary
  • 17.7 x 14.4 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
      • Zoology
        • Animals
          • Mythical creatures
            • Cherubs
  • Other number(s)

    Ruland p.73 A.XXXI.12

    Bibliographic reference(s)

    Raphael dans les collections françaises 1983 : Hommage a Raphael. Raphael dans les collections françaises: (Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 15 novembre 1983-13 fevrier 1984), Paris pp.327-8, no.3 (entry by Pierrette Jean-Richard)

    Raphael Invenit 1985 : G. Bernini Pezzini et al., Raphael Invenit. Stampe di Raffaello nelle Collezioni dell'Istituto Nazionale per la Grafica, Rome, 1985 p.194, no.XXIV.5 (entry by Stefania Massari)